Last updated: July 29, 2023

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 warnings must appear on smoked tobacco products:

(1) Smoking harms people next to you;

(2) Tobacco use kills;

(3) Tobacco harms your unborn baby;

(4) Tobacco use causes cancer;

(5) Tobacco use causes heart disease;

(6) Tobacco use causes lung disease;

(7) Tobacco use is addictive;

(8) This product can cause gum disease and tooth loss;

(9) This product can cause mouth cancer;

(10) Tobacco use causes impotence;

(11) Tobacco use causes miscarriages;

(12) Tobacco use causes infertility in women;

(13) Tobacco use causes mental retardation in children.

For smokeless tobacco products:

(1) "WARNING: This product can cause mouth cancer";

(2) "WARNING: This product can cause gum disease and tooth loss";

(3) "WARNING: This product is not a safe alternative to cigarettes";

(4) "WARNING: Smokeless tobacco is addictive".