Cigarette brands may be banned in Canada

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OTTAWA -- Dunhill and Accord cigarettes may be ordered to be removed from shelves in Canada, following new legislation restricting the promotion of tobacco, as their names are the same as other consumer products geared to youth or lifestyle.

Dunhill, as well as being a cigarette brand, is also the name of a men's clothing line and a range of pens sold in Canada. Similarly, Accord, made by Rothmans, is also the name of a car made by Honda.

A letter seeking clarification of this part of the legislation has been sent to Health Canada from the Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers' Council.

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