Consultation on New Health Labelling for Tobacco Products

From Health Canada

Current status: Open

Opened on October 29, 2018 and will close to new input on January 04, 2019.

Health Canada is consulting Canadians on potential changes to the current approach to tobacco health labelling. Regularly updating the content and styles of tobacco product health labels helps ensure that they are more noticeable, memorable, and engaging.

Join in: how to participate

Read the tobacco health labelling Consultation document

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Send a letter with your comments and ideas.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We will engage with:

  • academics
  • non-governmental organizations
  • provincial and territorial governments
  • health care providers and associations
  • tobacco control experts - domestic and international
  • the general public

Key areas for discussion

This consultation will gather comments on considerations for new requirements for health-related labels on tobacco packaging, including:

  • on cigarette health warnings
  • label content and design
  • label size and placement
  • labels for tobacco products that do not currently have them
  • rotation of labels

Input gathered through this consultation will be used to develop the elements of new health labelling for tobacco products which include Health Warnings, Health Information Messages and Toxic Statements.

Contact us

Mailing Address:
Labelling and Plain Packaging Office
Tobacco Control Directorate
Address Locator 0301A, 150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9


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