Canada bans flavoured cigarettes

New restrictions aim to combat teen smoking

Beginning today, Canadian retailers will no longer be allowed to to sell cigarettes, cigarillos and blunt wraps which come in different flavours. The Canadian Cancer Society has called the law the “best legislation in the world restricting flavoured tobacco,” saying flavours such as candy, ice cream and fruit, are meant to entice kids who would otherwise not smoke. After receiving support from all parties, the law was originally passed in October 2009. Survey data from Statistics Canada shows the the number of teen smokers in the country has remained steady over the past two years.

Toronto Star