Last updated: May 20, 2020

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:

For smoked tobacco products:

Combined warnings (with images):
1. Smoking causes 9 out of 10 lung cancers.
2. Smoking causes mouth and throat cancer.
3. Smoking damages your lungs.
4. Smoking causes heart attacks.
5. Smoking causes strokes and disability.
6. Smoking clogs your arteries.
7. Smoking increases the risk of blindness.
8. Smoking damages your teeth and gums.
9. Smoking can kill your unborn child.
10. Your smoke harms your children, family and friends.
11. Smokers’ children are more likely to stay smoking.
12. Quit smoking – stay alive for those close to you.
13. Smoking reduces fertility.
14. Smoking increases the risk of impotence.

General warning (lateral side):
1. Smoking kills.

Information message (lateral side):
1. Tobacco smoke contains over 70 substances that cause cancer.

For smokeless tobacco products (other than tobacco for oral use):
This tobacco product damages your health and is addictive.