(EFA) BREAKING NEWS:
Soon the following changes will take place:
(2) Slim and fancy tobacco products packages will be prohibited;
(3) All tobacco flavors will be banned immediately after the entry into force of the Directive for cigarettes and roll-your own tobacco. Menthol will be banned from 2020;
(4) Many harmful addictives will we prohibited;
(5) Electronic cigarettes will be regulated.
The WHO European Region has one of the highest proportions of deaths attributable to tobacco and we consider this Directive as an important step for diminishing the tobacco epidemic in Europe!
“The long term devastating effects of smoking are clear. But for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases the adverse effect of breathing in tobacco smoke are immediate – it restricts the airways, making it difficult to breathe and causing attacks and exacerbations. We fully support the new provisions as vital measures in protecting the lives of children and adults from tobacco.”, said EFA President, Mrs Breda Flood.”