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Canada could join UK and go for plain tobacco packs

Canada could be the next country to pass laws imposing plain packaging on tobacco products.

The newly elected Liberal government reportedly set out a plain pack pledge during the country’s election campaign. The Liberal Party swept to power in a landslide result last month.

If Canada were to adopt the law it would follow the UK, Australia and Ireland.

Such a move has been welcomed by anti-tobacco lobbyists including the Canadian Cancer Society, according to a report in The Globe and Mail. However, critics of the plans include Imperial Tobacco Canada.

It’s not the first time plain packaging has been floated in Canada, with the Liberals considering the plan pack in 1994.

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