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Tobacco Products Appearance, Packaging and Labelling Regulations

Version of section 71 from 2019-11-09 to 2023-07-31:

Marginal note:Information on cigar band

  •  (1) The following information may be displayed on a cigar if it is displayed on a band that is fitted around the circumference of the cigar and meets the requirements of this section:

    • (a) a brand name that is not prohibited by the Act, if the brand name does not evoke a colour or a characteristic of a filter;

    • (b) the manufacturer’s identity and principal place of business; and

    • (c) the name of the country in which the cigar was manufactured.

  • Marginal note:Requirements — information

    (2) The information referred to in subsection (1) may be displayed only once on the band and must

    • (a) have a matte finish and be printed in a regular weight and width Lucida Sans Serif font style, in characters of no more than 10 points, without italics, and in gray; and

    • (b) be displayed horizontally along the length of the band such that the text runs around the circumference of the cigar.

  • Marginal note:Bar code

    (3) A bar code may be displayed only once on the band and must meet the requirements of subsection 16(1) and paragraph 16(2)(a).

  • Marginal note:Requirements — cigar band

    (4) The band must be drab brown and have a matte finish and smooth texture, without any raised features, embossing, decorative ridges, bulges or other irregularities.

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