• June 21, 2024

Tobacco consultation

 Tobacco consultation

The government of Canada has launched a seven-week public consultation on the future of tobacco control in Canada to renew the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy. The proposed strategy will seek to reduce Canada’s rate of tobacco use to less than 5 percent by 2035.

Among other measures, Canada is proposing to require plain packaging for tobacco products, ban the use of menthol in cigarettes, blunt wraps and most cigars and introduce new vaping restrictions.

“Canada’s tobacco strategy proposes to cut rates of tobacco use in half, to 5% by 2035. I am excited to hear what ideas Canadians have about how we can make this a reality,” said Minister of Health Jane Philpott.

“Canada has long been a world leader in reducing tobacco use, and I am confident that we will continue to see fewer Canadians smoking in the years to come.”