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

Regulations are current to 2020-07-15 and last amended on 2019-11-09. Previous Versions

Health Information Messages (continued)

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 cartons.

  • SOR/2019-107, s. 87

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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