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The federal government passed a law on plain packaging requirements for tobacco products, fulfilling its promise to further regulate the industry.

Bill S-5, also known as the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, was introduced in the Senate in 2016. Passed on Thursday, and now awaiting royal assent, the legislation imposes new plain and standardized packaging for cigarettes and introduces new regulations around the sale and promotion of alternative tobacco products, such as vaping products (or e-cigarettes).

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