CANADA'S tobacco industry is risking a political struggle by missing a deadline, set by the federal government, to remove terms such as "light" and "mild" from cigarette packets, claiming that more time is needed to properly inform consumers on a new system that would replace the traditional descriptions. Imperial Tobacco Canada said it remains committed to cooperating with Health Canada but would prefer to "implement a new system on a voluntary basis." The new labelling system will take business concerns into consideration, to allow ...

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