February 18, 2011
Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada today welcomed the
'Gazetting' of three sets of proposed regulations for
"The new Canadian warnings will be among the largest
in the world." The government is also moving forward
with other regulations that had been delayed, including
a regulatory ban on the use of the words 'light' and
'mild' and an end to the use of numbers on cigarette
packages that misled smokers into thinking that some
brands of cigarettes were less harmful.
"The law requires that tobacco regulations be
presented to the House of Commons for consideration,"
explained Callard. "We will be looking to
parliamentarians to support these regulations, and to
encourage the government to move even further to protect
public health from tobacco industry marketing."