Canada's Wellbeing Cautioning Messages for Tobacco Items.

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Canada's Wellbeing Cautioning Messages for Tobacco Items Naming a Lawfully Accessible, Characteristically Hurtful Item WTO Learning Occasion on Item Marking Geneva, October 21-22, 2003 Diagram Destinations; Legitimate motivation behind wellbeing naming; Why obligatory?
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Canada’s Health Warning Messages for Tobacco Products Labeling a Legally Available, Inherently Harmful Product WTO Learning Event on Product Labeling Geneva, October 21-22, 2003

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Overview Objectives; Legal motivation behind wellbeing marking; Why obligatory? History & depiction of naming necessities ‘Good Regulatory Practice’ Rational premise, confirmation based, straightforward procedure Relevant execution bodies Enforcement & ways to deal with guarantee similarity Effectiveness as Policy Labeling effect – assessment results Trade-Related Issues Costs, unintended effects Market access Equivalency – connection to universal norms Lessons learned in Canada Technical help to creating nations

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Legitimate Objective of the Health Message Labeling – To Enhance Risk Awareness To upgrade open attention to the wellbeing perils of utilizing tobacco items

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Why Canadian Tobacco Labels are Mandatory (1989) Major Canadian tobacco organizations concurred through Voluntary Code to place a solitary ‘moderation’ cautioning name on packs (1972), or more some poisonous outflow data on sides of packs (1974) and in ads Companies would not consent to make HWM more striking, utilize numerous messages (revolution) to reflect developing general wellbeing accord of the degree, extent of the dangers Health Canada obliges audit of secret business data and testing, neither of which organizations wish to give willfully

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‘Good Regulatory Practice’ Rational premise Evidence-based Transparent Process Non-biased/National Treatment Market access - minimum exchange prohibitive methodology reliable with national wellbeing targets Equivalency: Canadian & global principles Canada encourages consistence Some adaptability offered in testing, reporting prerequisites

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Sample Packaging Changes 1989 - 1998

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Pre-2000 Toxic Constituents Information Post - 2000 Toxic Constituents Information

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Implementing & Enforcing Tobacco Labeling Regulations: Who & How? Office of Regulations & Compliance, Tobacco Control Program, Health Canada (government) Tobacco examiners in provincial workplaces assess at retail Federal Tobacco Act stipulates punishments for retailers & producers for rebelliousness.:

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Do Health Warning Message Labels ‘Work’?

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How Do We Know that Labeling ‘Works’? Results to Date Smokers’ attention to the wellbeing results of smoking stays high Smokers keep on supporting and affirm of the wellbeing cautioning messages – smokers need data Messages keep on being seen Smokers keep on perusing the messages Preliminary results from Wave 5 show that these outcomes have been kept up to year and a half after execution with the realistic wellbeing cautioning marks

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Effectiveness of Canadian Labels To be viable, wellbeing cautioning messages must be observable, reasonable, instructive & tenable Health cautioning messages on names “wear out”: a reestablishment procedure is set up to create and counsel on new adjusts of naming to keep hazard mindfulness crisp & pertinent Research & open discussion are key components in guaranteeing proper wellbeing cautioning messages with effect that is managed over the long run

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The Canadian Approach and International Standards Canada utilized ISO technique as premise for altered ‘intense’ cigarette testing strategy Providing a scope of lethal discharge levels better addresses the one of a kind nature of the dangers from tobacco smoke Canada dynamic in building up the new global measures for bundle naming – FCTC (2003)

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What About Costs and Unintended Impacts? Expenses of printing names paid by the makers, went through to shoppers, raising the cost of tobacco items Commercial dares to offer name “slip covers” & cigarette cases to conceal the wellbeing notices, likewise propose that realistic notices covering a large portion of pack are traversing the brain research of danger refusal received by numerous smokers

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Market Access & Trade Consultations, business (BIT) and social effect evaluations – transparent procedure National treatment - anybody offering tobacco items on the Canadian market must meet the administrative necessities (proof based)

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Impact of Tobacco Reduction Strategy on Domestic/Import Sales of Cigarettes Domestic Cigarettes Imported Cigarettes Billions of Units 1980 - > 2002 Millions of Units

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Lessons Learned in Canada about Labeling Tobacco Products Health cautioning message naming on the item bundle is a discriminating part of a far reaching tobacco control method Health cautioning message names are a financially savvy approach to advise general society, particularly smokers, of the perils of tobacco utilize The effect of wellbeing cautioning messages can be measured if result measures are indicated as far as what item naming can sensibly be relied upon to do (hazard mindfulness)

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Canada’s Tobacco Product Labels: A Potential World Standard? Canada considers itself to be a world pioneer in creating and actualizing wellbeing cautioning message naming, as a major aspect of a thorough way to deal with lessening the damage from tobacco item utilize Ongoing so as to label prerequisites are supported shopper examination Willing to share ability & involvement with different nations as they execute the FCTC

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Health Canada’s Website ‘TCP Questions’ Tcp-plt-questions

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