Last updated: February 19, 2022

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:

Warnings in effect beginning January 1, 2018:

General warnings (to appear on the lateral sides):
“Smoking Kills, Quit now!”
“Tobacco smoke contains more than 70 cancer-causing substances”

Combined health warnings (include text and pictures, to appear on the front and back surfaces):
Smoking causes 9 out of 10 lung cancers
Smoking causes mouth and throat cancer
Smoking damages your lungs
Smoking causes heart attacks
Smoking causes strokes and disability
Smoking clogs your arteries
Smoking increases the risk of blindness
Smoking damages your teeth and gums
Smoking can kill your unborn child
Your smoke harms your children, family and friends
Smokers’ children are more likely to start smoking
Quit smoking – stay alive for those close to you
Smoking reduces fertility
Smoking increases the risk of impotence