Tobacco, tobacco products and related equipment (ICS: 65.160).
Proposed Regulations Amending the Tobacco Products Regulations (Plain and Standardized Appearance) (93 pages, available in English and in French) and proposed Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (2 pages, available in English and in French)
The proposed Regulations Amending the Tobacco Products Regulations (Plain and Standardized Appearance) would set out enhanced labelling requirements for all tobacco product packages to better inform tobacco users of the health hazards associated with tobacco use. It would allow requirements for tobacco products currently not regulated, including packages of tubes, water pipe tobacco, blunt wraps, and products intended for use with devices, devices and their parts. This proposal would also streamline all tobacco packaging and labelling requirements in a single set of regulations; the Tobacco Products Information Regulations and the Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars) would be repealed.
The proposed Regulations would: standardize the size of the health warnings to 75% of the display area to all tobacco product packages; require the display of text health warnings on individual cigarettes, little cigars that have a filter, and tubes; require a new placement for health information messages on cigarette packages; and, introduce an ambulatory incorporation by reference of the source document. All health-related messages would follow a pre-determined rotation scheme through which a series of messages would be replaced periodically. The proposed Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act would permit the use of colouring agents to whiten the tipping paper used on cigarettes, little cigars that have a filter, and tubes, where needed to create a white background where the health warnings need to be displayed.