Current warnings on cigarette packets

The 14 graphic pictorial health warnings, comprising graphic images and explanatory messages, cover 30 percent of the front and 90 percent of the back of cigarette packets.

Cigarette packets also carry the Quitline logo and freephone number and other information about quitting smoking. A rotation system has been developed to optimise consumer learning and awareness of the health effects of smoking.

Once the new regulations came into force on 28 February 2008, retailers had six months to sell existing cigarettes containing the old text warnings.

Warning: the images below are graphic in nature

Graphic warnings for cigarette packets
Warning Image on front Image on back
Smoking causes blindness

KA KĀPŌ KOE I TE MOMI HIKARET

Image of the Smoking causes blindness cigarette packet design - front Image of the Smoking causes blindness cigarette packet design - back
Smoking causes gangrene

KA PĀNGIA KOE I TE KIKOHUNGA I TE MOMI HIKARETI

Image of the Smoking causes gangrene cigarette packet design - front Image of the Smoking causes gangrene cigarette packet design - back
Smoking causes mouth cancer

KA MATE PUKUPUKU Ō TE WAHA KOE I TE MOMI HIKARETI

Image of the Smoking causes mouth cancer cigarette packet design - front Image of the Smoking causes mouth cancer cigarette packet design - back
You are not the only one smoking this cigarette

ĒHARA KO KOE ANAKE KEI TE MOMI I TĒNEI HIKARETI

Image of the You are not the only one smoking this cigarette packet design - front Image of the You are not the only one smoking this cigarette packet design - back
Over 80% of lung cancers are caused by smoking

TE NUINGA O NGĀ MATE PUKUPUKU Ā PŪKAHUKAHU NĀ TE MOMI HIKARETI

Image of the Smoking causes lung cancer cigarette packet design - front
Tobacco smoke is poisonous

HE PAIHANA TE AUAHI HIKĀ

Image of the Poison cigarette packet design - front Image of the Poison cigarette packet design - back
Smoking causes heart attacks

KA MĀUIUI TŌU NGĀKAU I TE MOMI HIKARETI

Image of the Heart attack cigarette packet design - front Image of the Heart attack cigarette packet design - back
Smoking can make you impotent

KA KAHAKORE TE URE I TE MOMI HIKARETI

Image of the Impotent cigarette packet design - front Image of the Impotent cigarette packet design - back
Smoking is highly addictive

KA TINO WAREA TE TANGATA I TE MOMI HIKARETI

Image of the Addictive cigarette packet design - front Image of the Addictive cigarette packet design - back
Smoking causes foul and offensive breath

KA HAUNGA, KA KEHAKEHA TŌU HĀ I TE MOMI HIKARETI

Image of the Bad Breath cigarette packet design - front Image of the Bad Breath cigarette packet design - back
Your smoking can harm your kids

KOI PĀNGIA I TE MATE ŌU TAMARIKI I TŌU MOMI HIKARETI

Image of the Harmful to Kids cigarette packet design - front Image of the Harmful to Kids cigarette packet design - back
Smoking causes serious lung diseases

HE TINO KINO TE MATE MIRU PUPUHI

Image of the Lung Disease cigarette packet design - front Image of the Lung Disease cigarette packet design - back
Smoking more than doubles your risk of stroke

KA TINO KAHA RAWA AKE TŌU PĀNGIA ANA I TE MATE RORO IKURA I TE MOMI HIKARETI

Image of the Stroke cigarette packet design - front Image of the Stroke cigarette packet design - back
Smoking blocks your arteries

KA AUKATIHIA ŌU IOIO TOTO I TE MOMI HIKARETI

Image of the Blocked Arteries cigarette packet design - front Image of the Blocked Arteries cigarette packet design - back

 

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