Cigarette packs sold in stores today is illegal, 17 November.
New EU standard makes it illegal to sell cigarettes that are not self-closing. From 17 November is forbidden to sell cigarettes that are not self-closing. The ban applies to manufacture, import, distribution and sales, writes aftenposten.no . The cigarettes can now be found in the shop, is illegal as of this date, writes trade magazine in today’s newspaper. The new EU standard aims to reduce the number of fires and injuries that occur as a result of ignition from burning cigarettes. Tobacco manufacturers have been aware of the impending ban for several years that there has been considerable public debate about this. The new cigarette is called rip-cigarettes (Reduced Ignition Propensity). They have three little ribbons around every cigarette that makes it go off if not being actively used. Both packs and cartons will be well marked so that you can see the difference between the old and new cigarettes. Following closely – This is not fire-retardant cigarettes, but self-closing, there is some difference. A glowing cigarette can still give the fire, but here is the opportunity significantly reduced, “says Jan Robert Kvam in British American Tobacco Norway to trade magazine. Kvam says smokers will not notice any difference with the new cigarettes. It is the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB) to enforce the ban and they say they will follow this closely to the stores so that no one sells old cigarettes after 17 November.
On my behalf they could just ban the cigarettes in total. I hate smoke. Smoke is one of the things that made me sick in asthma in 2007. I have never smoked myself in all my life, only tasted it three times in my teens in the 1980’s. I only tasted it, but I never started smoking. And then in 2007 passive smoking is one of the things that messed up my health, and I will never recover from it. I will be sick all my life because of others smoking.
Ban smoke entirely! Smoke does not only damage the smokers health, but others health also.
When that is said, I do think it is good that they try to decrease the fires caused by smoking and cigarettes.