EP Public Health Committee supports firm plans to discourage young people from smoking

EP Public Health Committee supports firm plans to discourage young people from smoking

A draft law to make smoking less attractive to young people by banning the use of “characterised” flavours such as strawberry or menthol in tobacco products was supported by Public Health Committee MEPs yesterday.

MEPs also amended the draft to require health warnings on every side of a cigarette pack and ban slim cigarettes and “attractive” packaging.

 

The draft legislation was approved by 50 votes to 13, with 8 abstentions.

It will be put to a vote in plenary session this autumn, in Strasbourg.

 

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