Last updated: September 29, 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:

Smoked Tobacco Products

Combined health warnings (on front and back) -
1. Smoking causes 9 out of 10 cases of lung cancer
2. Smoking causes cancer of the mouth and throat
3. Smoking hurts your lungs
4. Smoking causes heart attacks
5. Smoking causes strokes and disabilities
6. Smoking clogs your arteries
7. Smoking increases the risk of blindness
8. Smoking is harmful to your teeth and gums
9. Smoking can kill your unborn child
10. Your tobacco smoke affects your children, family and friends
11. Children of smokers often start to smoke themselves
12. Give up smoking - stay alive for your loved ones
13. Smoking reduces fertility
14. Smoking increases the risk of impotence

General warning (on lateral side) - “Smoking kills – quit now”

Information message (on lateral side) - “Tobacco smoke contains over 70 substances known to cause cancer.”

Smokeless Tobacco Products

“This tobacco product damages your health and is addictive.”