June 6, 2018
by Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press
The federal health minister says she’s in favour of putting health warnings directly on individual cigarettes in what she calls a “bold” idea.”
The proposed measure is being studied by Health Department officials, Ginette Petitpas Taylor said Thursday as she announced Canada’s tobacco strategy.
“Some people have suggested the idea of putting a warning on individual cigarettes and using what we call sliding shell,” she told the Tobacco Control Forum on World No Tobacco Day.
“I have to tell you these ideas are being studied and I also have to tell you I really like them. They are quite bold.”
Petitpas Taylor said she expects plain packaging for cigarettes to become reality by the end of the year after Bill S-5 received royal assent last week.
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