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Tobacco Products Control Act, 1993 (Act No. 83 of 1993)

Regulations relating to the Labelling, Advertising and Sale of Tobacco Products

Annexure 2 : Warnings

 

 

Part A

Part B

DANGER: SMOKING CAN KILL YOU

Tobacco smoke contains many harmful chemicals such as carbon monoxide, cyanide, nicotine and tar, which can cause disease and death. Non-smokers and ex-smokers, on average, live longer and are healthier than smokers. For more information call (011) 720-3145.

DANGER: SMOKING CAUSES CANCER

Nine out of ten patients with lung cancer are smokers. Smoking also causes cancer of the lip, mouth, voice box, food pipe and bladder. Quitting smoking reduces your risk of cancer. For more information call (011) 720-3145.

DANGER: SMOKING CAUSES HEART DISEASE

Smoking is a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and blood vessel diseases. Quitting smoking reduces your risk of heart diseases. For more information call (011) 720-3145.

SMOKING DAMAGES YOUR LUNGS

A morning cough and shortness of breath are signs of lung disease. It is never too late to quit. Stop smoking now and you can prevent further harm. For more information call (011) 720-3145.

PREGNANT? BREASTFEEDING? YOUR SMOKING CAN HARM YOUR BABY

The babies of mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to die before birth or to be born underweight. Stopping smoking before or during the first months of pregnancy reduces the risk to the baby. For more information call (011) 720-3145.

WARNING DON’T SMOKE NEAR CHILDREN

Children who live with smokers suffer more from colds, coughs, ear infections, asthma and chest disease. Protect your children from the harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke. For more information call (011) 720-3145.

TOBACCO IS ADDICTIVE

Nicotine is tobacco is a drug which acts on the brain and nerves. Most smokers are dependent on nicotine that is why they feel uncomfortable and get cravings when they go without smoking for a while. For more information call (011) 720-3145.

YOUR SMOKE CAN HARM THOSE AROUND YOU

Every time you smoke, those around you smoke too. Your smoking increases their risk of lung cancer and heart disease. Stop smoking for the sake of your health and that of your family and friends. For more information call (011) 720-3145.

CAUSES CANCER

(Special warning only on snuff and chewing tobacco)