Last updated: February 11, 2024

Warnings/Messages Content

Does the content of the warnings/messages address:
Health impacts
Advice on cessation (e.g., the benefits of cessation or steps to take to stop smoking)
Addictive nature of tobacco
Adverse economic and social outcomes
Impact of tobacco use on friends and family
Quitline phone number and/or website
Description of current required warnings/messages:

The following health warnings, with accompanying pictures, are required on the front and back of tobacco product packages:
1) Tobacco smoke causes lung cancer.
2) Tobacco smoke causes mouth cancer.
3) Tobacco smoke causes stroke.
4) Tobacco smoke causes heart attack.
5) Tobacco smoke blackens teeth and causes mouth odor.
6) Tobacco smoke kills those around you.

The following messages are required on the sides of tobacco products packages:
1) Tobacco smoke contains carbon monoxide, the same poison as in auto exhaust.
2) Tobacco smoke contains hydrogen cyanide, a poisonous gas that damages the bronchial tubes and alveoli.
3) Nicotine in tobacco is addictive, and is used in pesticides.
4) Tobacco smoke contains ammonia, which is used to clean bathrooms.
5) Tobacco smoke contains the toxic gas nitrogen dioxide.
6) Tobacco smoke contains arsenic, which is used to make rat poison.
7) Tobacco smoke contains tar, which causes cancer.
8) Tobacco smoke contains formol, used to embalm corpses.
9) Tobacco smoke contains nitrosamine, which causes cancer.