More shocking cigarette pack warnings on the way in Canada Cigarette packs are about to get a whole lot more jarring in Canada. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, accompanied by the widower and daughter of anti-smoking crusader Barb Tarbox, visited a school in Ottawa on Tuesday to announce that tobacco companies will have to start selling revamped cigarette packages by next June.
Twelve new images will cover 75% of the outside panel of cigarette packages and eight new health messages will appear on the inside in full colour in an attempt to turn off smokers.
The panel’s report, obtained by Postmedia News using access to information legislation, says stricter control of energy drinks is important in order to address consumer confusion, especially among young people who can now purchase the caffeinated beverages at convenience stores alongside sports drinks, juices and pop.
“This would more formally signal to the general public that these are drug products, not foods,” the report, dated November 2010, states.