CANADA ANNOUNCES NEW GRAPHIC WARNING LABELS THAT INCLUDE A TOLL FREE NUMBER AND WEBSITE
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
On Tuesday, September 27, Canada’s Harper government gave
final approval for new
warning labels on cigarette and little cigar packages.
The new regulations will be published soon in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
Tobacco manufacturers and importers must be using the new labels by
March 21, 2012
and retailers must ensure that all packages on their
shelves feature the new labels by June 19, 2012.
new regulations include a toll-free number
(866-366-3667) for provincial helplines along with a
website. According to the official announcement, "The messages introduced today
reflect recent research on the health hazards associated with tobacco use and
the benefits of quitting," said Minister Blaney. "This is an important
initiative for the health of Canadians."
Also now in force are new
regulations prohibiting the terms "light" and "mild", and variations thereof, on
cigarettes, little cigars and various other tobacco products and
To view the new labels, visit the image gallery.