You’re invited to provide comments on proposed amendments to the Tobacco Act’s list of prohibited additives to ban menthol in certain tobacco products.

November 16, 2016

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In April 2016, Health Canada launched a 30-day consultation on a proposal to amend the schedule (list) to the Tobacco Act. The amendment would prohibit the use of menthol in order to make products less appealing to youth. The products affected included:

  • cigarettes
  • little cigars
  • most cigars
  • blunt wraps (tobacco leaves for rolling)

All comments received during this consultation were considered to inform Health Canada’s publication of the proposed Order in Part I of the Canada Gazette. This has now been published as of November 4, 2016, and is accompanied by the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.

There is now a 75-day public consultation period, ending on January 18, 2017, that offers another opportunity to provide comments on this proposal.

You’re invited to provide comments on proposed amendments to the Tobacco Act’s list of prohibited additives to ban menthol in certain tobacco products.

This consultation is looking for comments from Canadians.

The purpose of this consultation is to ask for comments on making tobacco use less appealing to youth. It specifically looks at the proposed amendments that would prohibit the use of menthol additives in:

  • cigarettes
  • little cigars
  • most cigars
  • blunt wraps (tobacco leaves for rolling)

The consultation document is available online at the Canada Gazette.

Your comments will be used as feedback for policy making with regards to the proposed amendments.

You may submit your comments by:

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

Contact

Health Canada Manager, Regulations Division Tobacco Products Regulatory Office Tobacco Control Directorate 150 Tunney’s Pasture Driveway Address locator: 0301A Ottawa, ON  K1A 0K9

Email: hc.pregs.sc@canada.ca