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Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars)

Version of section 13 from 2011-09-22 to 2019-11-08:


Marginal note:Portion of display area

  •  (1) The portion of a display area of a package on which a health warning must be displayed is at least 75% of each display area referred to in section 12.

  • Marginal note:Determination of portion of display area

    (2) The portion of a display area of a soft package is determined in accordance with subsection (3), the portion of a display area of a three-sided package is determined in accordance with subsection (4), the portion of a display area of a cylindrical package is determined in accordance with subsection (5) and the portion of a display area of all other types of packages is determined in accordance with subsections (6) and (7).

  • Marginal note:Soft packages

    (3) In the case of a soft package, the portion of the display area runs along a line that is parallel to and not more than 12 mm below the top edge of the package and extends from the left edge to the right edge of the display area.

  • Marginal note:Three-sided packages

    (4) In the case of a three-sided package, the portion of the display area runs along a line that is parallel to the top edge of the package and not more than 12 mm below the tear line and extends from the left edge to the right edge of the display area.

  • Marginal note:Cylindrical packages

    (5) In the case of a cylindrical package, the portion of the display area runs along the line of separation between the lid and the side of the package, extends towards the bottom of the package and is bounded by the left and right limits of the display area.

  • Marginal note:Vertical

    (6) If, in relation to the top edge of a package, the height to width ratio of the display area is greater than or equal to 0.5, then the portion of the display area runs along that top edge and extends from the left edge to the right edge of the display area.

  • Marginal note:Horizontal

    (7) If, in relation to the top edge of a package, the height to width ratio of the display area is less than 0.5, then the portion of the display area runs along the left edge of the display area and extends from the bottom edge to the top edge of the package.

  • Marginal note:Space occupied and orientation of text

    (8) A health warning must completely occupy the portion of the display area and must be oriented in such a manner that its text is readable from left to right when the package is used in the customary manner to gain access to the tobacco product.

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