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Health Canada Consultation on the Renewal of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy

Deadline October 11, 2011

The Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (FTCS) is led by Health Canada in partnership with Public Safety Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canada Revenue Agency, Canada Border Services Agency, and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

In March 2011, the Government of Canada extended the FTCS for one year, to implement several high-profile tobacco initiatives such as the Cracking Down on Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Youth Act and new, larger graphic health warning messages that will feature new diseases and, for the first time, testimonials from individuals affected by tobacco use. The warnings will cover 75% of the front and back of cigarette and little cigar packages, up from the current 50%. This extension will also allow for the completion of the ten-year FTCS summative evaluation.

Tobacco control remains an important public policy issue. Health Canada would like to hear from Canadians and is seeking input on future federal role in tobacco control. Interested Canadians will have an opportunity to offer their input starting September 12, 2011. The comment period will close on October 11, 2011.

This consultation is open for comment starting September 12, until October 11, 2011.

View the Consultation Document and additional instructions online at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/consult/_2011/foward-avenir/index-eng.php.