Consultation on potential measures to regulate tobacco packages and products


The public consultation is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

This consultation is seeking comments on potential measures for standardizing tobacco packages and products under the Tobacco Act.


One of the most effective ways of reducing lifetime tobacco use is to prevent its start at an early age. An important part of reducing the appeal of tobacco packages and products, particularly among young people, is to standardize their appearance.

Elements being considered include:

  • use of a common:
    • colour
    • text size
    • font style
  • restrictions on the use of:
    • logos
    • trademarks


The consultation is looking for comments from:

  • the general public
  • other interested parties, such as:
    • partners
    • stakeholders
    • health professionals and associations


The purpose of this consultation is to gather comments on the measures being considered to standardize tobacco packages and products. This includes their:

  • look
  • size
  • shape

When and where

The consultation will be available at between May 31 and August 31, 2016.

How to participate

The consultation document gives you information on the background and measures being considered.

You may submit your comments by:

  • mail
  • online
  • email, in electronic files such as:
    • Microsoft Word
    • Adobe Acrobat

Next steps

All comments received will be reviewed and a summary of the results will be posted online.

Contact us

Tobacco Products Regulatory Office
Tobacco Control Directorate
Address Locator 0301A, 150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9


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