Friday, 27 March 2015

Society urges Canada to follow the lead of Great Britain and others on tobacco plain packaging

The British House of Commons has approved final regulations for plain packaging for tobacco products. The law will come into force on May 20, 2016. With plain packaging, all tobacco company logos, colours, graphics and promotional features are banned but health warnings remain. “Canada should follow the lead of Australia, Britain, Ireland and other countries and implement plain packaging as soon as possible,” says Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian Cancer Society. “Plain packaging is a key measure to reduce smoking and to protect kids from the tobacco industry. The Canadian Cancer Society has for years urged plain packaging requirements.” Read more here.

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