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Tobacco Products Information Regulations

Version of section 9 from 2006-03-22 to 2011-09-21:

Marginal note:Toxic emissions

  •  (1) Every manufacturer of cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, kreteks, leaf tobacco and tobacco sticks shall display on every package, other than a carton, kit or wrapper, of those tobacco products

    • (a) a range, as determined by calculations of the mean under the conditions set out in subsection (2) with a prediction interval of 95%, of every toxic emission that is contained in the total amount of mainstream smoke produced from the combustion of the tobacco product, expressed to 2 significant digits in milligrams per unit or equivalent unit, as determined in accordance with the official method set out for that toxic emission in column 2 of Schedule 1; and

    • (b) the information referred to in paragraph (a), in the order that the toxic emissions are listed in column 1 of Schedule 1, in such a manner that the English and French texts are one under the other, preceded by

      • (i) in the case of cigarettes, kreteks and tobacco sticks, the words “Toxic emissions/unit:” and “Émissions toxiques/unité :”, and

      • (ii) in the case of cigarette tobacco and leaf tobacco, the words “Toxic emissions/gram:” and “Émissions toxiques/gramme :”.

  • Marginal note:Conditions for the collection of data

    (2) The amount of a toxic emission shall be determined as follows:

    • (a) under the conditions set out in the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 3308, Third Edition, dated 1991-10-15, entitled Routine analytical cigarette-smoking machine — Definitions and standard conditions; and

    • (b) under the conditions specified in paragraph (a) but modified in the following manner:

      • (i) puff volume must be increased from 35 mL to 55 mL,

      • (ii) puff interval must be decreased from 60 s to 30 s, and

      • (iii) all ventilation holes must be blocked by placing over them a strip of Mylar adhesive tape, Scotch Brand product no. 600 Transparent Tape, and the tape must be cut so that it covers the circumference and is tightly secured from the end of the filter to the tipping overwrap seam or by another method of equivalent efficiency.

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