Tobacco Products Appearance, Packaging and Labelling Regulations (as amended)

01 May, 2019

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Products Appearance, Packaging and Labelling Regulations consolidate all appearance, packaging and labeling requirements for tobacco products under a single set of regulations. The Regulations set out the requirements related to the plain and standardized appearance, shape, and content of tobacco product packages.

Notably, the Regulations are the first in the world to require health warnings directly on certain tobacco products - cigarettes, little cigars with tipping paper, and tubes. These requirements will enter into force between April 30, 2024 and April 30, 2025.

The Regulations were originally named the Tobacco Products Regulations (Plain and Standardized Appearance). The title was amended by the Regulations Amending the Tobacco Products Regulations (Plain and Standardized Appearance) issued on May 18, 2023. The version uploaded here contains amendments through August 1, 2023. The most recent round of health warnings contained in the amendments will enter into force on January 31, 2024 for manufacturers and April 30, 2024 for retailers.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of July 24, 2024 unless otherwise noted.