Last updated: January 23, 2024

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:

Primary warning: “Smoking Kills”

Secondary warnings:
1. “Smoking causes lungs cancer” (Image: lungs).
2. “Smoking causes tobacco addiction (nicotine addiction) – do not start smoking!” (Image: man behind prison bars made of cigarettes).
3. “Smokers die prematurely” (Image: Person in hospital bed).
4. “Smoking causes aging of the skin” (Image: woman with face mask).
5. “Smoking reduces the ability of women to bear children” (Image:woman with empty baby stroller).
6. “Stopping smoking greatly reduces the risk of fatal heart and lung diseases“ (Image: drawing of person throwing away cigarettes).
7. “Smoking destroys arteries, causes heart attacks and stroke” (Image: the internal veinous system).
8. “Smoking can cause a slow and painful death” (Image: x-ray of a chest).
9. “Smoking during pregnancy harms your child” (Image: fetus).
10. “Smoking damages sperm and may lead to impotence” (Image: sperm).