Last updated: December 8, 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:

Pursuant to SFDA.FD 60:2018, the following combined health warnings are required on smoked tobacco products:

1. Smoking causes throat cancer (plus image and cessation message)
2. Smoking causes cardiovascular disease (plus image and cessation message)
3. Smoking kills sperm and reduces fertility levels (plus image and cessation message)

In addition to the combined health warnings, the following information must appear on the side panels:

Health message/general health warning: Smoking kills, quit now
Scientific fact/information message: Smoke contains more than 70 carcinogens