Last updated: December 5, 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:

On packages of cigarettes, hookah tobacco, and rolling tobacco
“Combined warning” to appear on front and back (accompanied by an image)
1. Smoking is the cause of 9 out of 10 instances of lung cancer
2. Smoking can cause throat and mouth cancer
3. Smoking damages your lungs
4. Smoking can cause heart attacks
5. Smoking can cause strokes and disabilities
6. Smoking can cause clogging of the 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, your family and friends
11. Children of smokers are more likely to smoke
12. Stop today — live longer for the sake of your family and friends
13. Smoking lowers your reproductive ability
14. Smoking increases the risk of impotence

The following quitline/cessation information is to appear as part of the combined warning:
The Stop Smoking Line: 020-84 00 00

“General warning” to appear on one side panel
Smoking Kills

“Information text” to appear on one side panel
Tobacco smoke contains over 70 carcinogenic substances

On packages of smokeless tobacco products
Warning to appear on front and back
This tobacco product is harmful to your health and is addictive