Last updated: February 27, 2023
For smoked tobacco products, the following two general warnings are authorized:
1. Smoking kills.
2. Smoking seriously harms you and those close to you.
The following 14 additional warnings are authorized:
- Those who smoke die before their time (Image: foot with morgue tag);
- Smoking clogs arteries and causes heart attacks and stroke (Image: open heart surgery);
- Smoking causes deadly/terminal lung cancer (image: man in hospital on respirator);
- Smoking while pregnant harms your child/baby (image: fetus);
- Protect your children – do not let them inhale smoke (image: child smelling tobacco smoke);
- Your doctor or pharmacist can help you quit smoking (image: text with phone number);
- Smoking is highly addictive, do not start smoking (Image: man smoking a cigarette hooked up to IV).
- If you quit smoking your risk of terminal heart and lung disease decreases (image: drawing of person throwing again cigarettes);
- Smoking can cause a slow and painful death (Image: lung x-ray);
- Get help with quitting: tel. 800 6030 (image: hand reaching out to each other with text and phone number);
- Smoking can inhibit circulation and can cause impotence (image: limp cigarette);
- Smoking speeds up aging of the skin (image: wrinkled hands);
- Smoking can harm sperm and decrease fertility (image: woman pushing empty stroller);
- Tobacco smoke contains benzene, nitrosamine, formaldehyde and cyanide (image: rotted teeth and cancerous mouth).
For smokeless tobacco products, the following warnings is authorized: “þessi tobaksvara getur skaðað heilsuna og er avanabindandi” (tobacco can harm your health and is addictive).