Table 2

Current and potential warning labels

Current US Surgeon General's warnings
    • Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide
    • Smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight
    • Smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and may complicate pregnancy
    • Quitting smoking now greatly reduces risks to your health
Potential warnings
    • If you think smoking is cool you are dead wrong
    • Smoking reduces your athletic ability
    • Smoking can kill you
    • Smoking is addictive
    • 400 000 Americans die each year because of smoking
    • Smoking damages your heart and lungs
    • Your smoking can harm others
    • Tobacco smoke pollutes the air and is a health hazard
    • Tobacco smoke can harm children
    • Smoking when pregnant harms your baby