Friday, 21 December 2012

Smokers beware

On the 19th of December the European Commission adopted also its proposal of the Tobacco Products Directive's amendment. The rules on tobacco products' manufacturing, presentation and trade will be strengthened. Among other, it would prohibit the use of cigarettes, roll-you-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco products with characterising flavours. Additionally, it makes it mandatory to use large pictorial health warnings on cigarettes and RYO and regulates cross-border online sales. It would also begin to regulate products like e-cigarettes and herbal products for smoking. The ban on snus (oral tobacco) will be maintained. Chewing and nasal tobacco would be covered by specific labelling and ingredient regulations. More on the revision project may be found here.

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