Feb. 7, 2020, is the implementation date for all tobacco products to be in plain packages in all retail stores in Canada.

Health Canada’s new regulations on plain packaging have taken effect on Nov. 9, 2019, after which retailers had a 90-day window to off-load their remaining inventory.

All packaging must now feature the same brown base colour, basic grey text and minimalist layout under the new requirements. The measures also standardize the size and appearance of cigarettes, cigars and other products inside the packages.