Last updated: July 27th 2015

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 regulations require the following text warnings and accompanying image:
1. Smoking causes lung cancer and emphysema (Image: unhealthy black lung and healthy pink lung)
2. Smoking causes heart disease (Image: damaged heart)
3. Smoking causes halitosis and cavity diseases (Image: mouth with rotten teeth
4. Smoking causes sexual dysfunction (Image: limp cigarette)
5. Second hand smoke harm family health (Image: woman with child in her arms covering her mouth to protect from smoke)
6. Smoking and second hand smoking causes abnormality of baby or premature birth (Image: belly of pregnant woman)

All health warnings contain the following above the image: Warning from the DOH: Smoking Quitting Hotline: 0800636363