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Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars) (SOR/2011-177)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2018-06-21. Previous Versions

Toxic Emissions Statements (continued)

Marginal note:Bilingual toxic emissions statement

 A toxic emissions statement must be displayed in English and French in the display area or the portion of the display area, as the case may be.

Marginal note:Proportional display

 A manufacturer must, in respect of each type of package of each brand of tobacco product that they package in a year, display each toxic emissions statement on between 22% and 28% of those products.

Marginal note:Formats

 The format of a toxic emissions statement set out in the source document that must be displayed on a package is the following:

  • (a) if the surface area of the display area or the portion of the display area, as the case may be, is less than or equal to 10 cm2, the “Landscape” format; and

  • (b) if the surface area of the display area or the portion of the display area, as the case may be, is greater than 10 cm2, the “Elongated Landscape” format.

Health Information Messages

Marginal note:Display areas

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), in the case of a slide and shell package, other than a slide and shell package with a lateral slide, a health information message must be displayed on either the two display areas of the package which are the upper slide-flap and the exterior surface of the slide or on a leaflet inserted in the package.

  • Marginal note:Orientation of health information message

    (2) When the package is used in the customary manner to gain access to the tobacco product, the health information message on the upper slide-flap and on the exterior surface of the slide must be oriented in the same direction as the health warning displayed on the package.

  • Marginal note:Exception — surface area

    (3) If the surface area of the exterior surface of the slide is less than 55 cm2, a health information message must be displayed on a leaflet inserted in the package.

  • Marginal note:Exception — height to width ratio

    (4) If, in relation to the top edge of the exterior surface of the slide, the height to width ratio of the exterior surface of the slide is greater than one, a health information message must be displayed on a leaflet inserted in the package.

Marginal note:Leaflet

 Subject to section 22, a health information message must be displayed on a leaflet inserted in the package except in the case of cylindrical packages, soft packages, two-sided packages, three-sided packages and cartons other than cartons containing soft packages. In the case of cartons containing soft packages the health information message must be displayed on a leaflet inserted in the carton.

Marginal note:Space occupied

 A health information message must completely occupy the two display areas of a slide and shell package or the two sides of a leaflet.

Marginal note:Health information message — slide and shell package

  •  (1) The health information message required to be displayed on a slide and shell package must be one of those set out in section A of Part 3 of the source document.

  • Marginal note:Health information message — leaflet

    (2) The health information message required to be displayed on a leaflet must be one of those set out in section B of Part 3 of the source document.

Marginal note:Proportional display

 A manufacturer must, in respect of each type of package of each brand of tobacco product that they package in a year, display each health information message on between 9.5% and 15.5% of the packages or leaflets, as the case may be.

Marginal note:Formats

 The format of a health information message set out in the source document that must be displayed on a slide and shell package is the following:

  • (a) if the height to width ratio of the exterior surface of the slide is less than 0.5, the “Elongated Landscape” format;

  • (b) if the height to width ratio of the exterior surface of the slide is greater than or equal to 0.5 but less than 1.0, the “Landscape” format; and

  • (c) if the height to width ratio of the exterior surface of the slide is greater than or equal to 1.0, the “Portrait” format.

Marginal note:Bilingual health information messages — slide and shell package

 A health information message must be displayed in English and French in the display areas of a slide and shell package.

Marginal note:Size of leaflet

  •  (1) A leaflet on which a health information message is displayed must be the largest possible size that the dimensions of the package will allow without the leaflet being folded, and must be at least 65 mm high and 43 mm wide. If the dimensions of a package will not allow the insertion of a leaflet that is at least 65 mm high and 43 mm wide, the leaflet may be folded once lengthwise to allow it to be inserted in the package and, if necessary, folded a second time.

  • Marginal note:Surface area

    (2) A leaflet does not have to exceed a surface area of 224 cm2 as calculated on the basis of the height and width of one side of the leaflet.

  • Marginal note:Visibility and readability

    (3) A leaflet must be readily visible when the package is used in the customary manner to gain access to the tobacco product, be easily removable and be placed in the package in a manner that makes the text of the message, or some portion of the text, readable without further manipulation.

Marginal note:Formats

 The format of a health information message that must be displayed on a leaflet is the following:

  • (a) if the height to width ratio of the leaflet is less than or equal to 2, the “Portrait” format; and

  • (b) if the height to width ratio of the leaflet is greater than 2, the “Elongated Portrait” format.

Marginal note:Bilingual health information messages — leaflets

 The English version of a health information message must be displayed on one side of the leaflet and the French version on the other.

Transitional Provisions

  •  (1) In this section, former Regulations means the Tobacco Products Information Regulations as they read immediately before the day on which these Regulations come into force.

  • (2) Despite these Regulations, if a package of a tobacco product or any accompanying leaflet displays information in accordance with the former Regulations and the product is sold or distributed by a manufacturer, the former Regulations continue to apply to the package or the leaflet during the period of 180 days after the coming into force of these Regulations.

  • (3) Despite these Regulations, if a package of a tobacco product or any accompanying leaflet displays information in accordance with the former Regulations and the product is sold by a retailer, the former Regulations continue to apply to the package or the leaflet during the period of 270 days after the coming into force of these Regulations.

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

 
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