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Consultation on plain packaging

Health Canada will accept public input until 31 August on the government’s plan to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products, the ministry said.

Uniform packaging would require a standard colour and font on the portion of the package not devoted to health warnings, the ministry said. Canada also recently announced a ban on menthol cigarettes.

“I don’t believe tobacco companies should be allowed to build brand loyalty with children, for a product that could kill them.” said Health Minister Jane Philpott. “Research shows that plain packaging of tobacco products is an effective way to deter people from starting to smoke and will bolster our efforts to reduce tobacco use.”

Plain-pack comments may be submitted online. More information is available at:

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