New plain cigarette packs a landmark achievement for Canada

February 19, 2020

A historic public health achievement took place on Feb. 7, when all tobacco products sold in retail stores were required to be in plain packages. The measure comes into effect after a long battle with the tobacco industry.

While the idea of plain packaging might be new to many Canadians, it is certainly not new to the Canadian Cancer Society. For more than three decades, we have been advocating to government for the introduction of plain packaging as a way to protect kids, prevent cancer and save lives.

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