Cigarette Packages of Ten and Menthol Might be Prohibited by EU

Cigarette Packages of Ten and Menthol Might be Prohibited by EU

The EU’s Health and Consumer Commissioner also revealed strategies to prohibit menthol cigarettes and to push businesses to hide three quarters of their packages with a graphic picture warning.

The plan is to try to make smoking less appealing to teenagers, who are more probably to purchase smaller packages of cigarettes with their own pocket money. Teens are also more likely to purchase flavored smokes with menthol or strawberry taste.

A few days ago the Department of Health in London reported that government officials were thinking about the recommendations, which will have to be signed by all Europe’s health ministers well before they can proceed.The EU wishes the completely new rules to become effective all over the continent by 2016.According to the proposals, packages of less than 20 cigarettes would be prohibited, as well as slim cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes, which are utilized by many smokers, would also have to depict graphic...
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