Bill S-5: Canada prepares to introduce plain and standardised packaging for tobacco products

Canada

The Senate has introduced Bill S-5, “An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”. Bill S-5 purports to “create a new approach to regulating vaping products and lay the groundwork for future regulation on plain packaging”. In particular, Bill S-5 proposes to address the potential loss of registered trademark rights as a result of compliance with the proposed act or its coming regulations.

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