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In Europe are being prohibited menthol cigarettes. And not only...
March 31, 2014
The aim of officers is to reduce number of smokers to 2.4 million, informs BBC. European Parliament has taken new rules.
In particular, now warning inscriptions should take major part on the pack and on both sides (65%). Also will be introduced ban on menthol, fruit, vanilla cigarettes and other cigarettes with flavors. MedDaily writes about this.
Also is being introduced ban on slims "lady" packs. Each pack should be designed minimum for 20 cigarettes in order to place all warnings. Packs with tobacco for making rolling ups also should have warnings.
It is required to refuse all advertising tools such as declarations that this product is safer than others. Is being stipulated maximum permissible nicotine content for electronic cigarettes. Also is developed scaled pursuit net in order to exclude illegal sale of cigarettes.
Officers hope to sign new directives in March and to introduce it in practice in May.
Countries-members of EU will get two years for changing legislation. With the help of such novelties experts expect reduction of volumes of tobacco consumption by 2% in the nearest five years.
They also hope to reduce number of new smokers, in particular, among children and teenagers.
It is not excluded that in EU will be approved standard cigarette packs without brand and manufacturer indication.
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