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Tobacco Products Appearance, Packaging and Labelling Regulations

Version of section 63 from 2019-11-09 to 2023-07-31:

Marginal note:Alphanumeric code

  •  (1) A tobacco product may display an alphanumeric code if the code

    • (a) is printed only once on the tobacco product, in characters of no more than 8 points;

    • (b) meets the requirements of subsection 15(1) and paragraph 15(2)(a); and

    • (c) in the case of cigarettes, little cigars, cigars and tobacco products that are made in whole or in part of tobacco, rolled in paper and intended for use with a device, is oriented parallel to and displayed no more than 38 mm from the end of the product that is not designed to be lit or heated.

  • Marginal note:Exception — cigars

    (2) Despite paragraph (1)(a), instead of being printed on a cigar, the alphanumeric code may be printed on a cigar band that meets the requirements of subsection 71(4) if the code is displayed only once on the band and is printed in characters of no more than 10 points.

  • Marginal note:Information

    (3) The alphanumeric code must not convey any information relating to characteristics of the tobacco product or its emissions.

  • Marginal note:Brand element

    (4) The alphanumeric code must not evoke the tobacco product’s brand elements.

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