EU ban on menthol smokes takes effect


The EU ban on menthol and other flavoured cigarettes was passed in 2014, and a four-year market transition began in 2016. – AFP pic, May 20, 2020.

EUROPEAN Union states – along with Brexiting Britain – today implemented a ban on the sale of menthol and other flavoured cigarettes as a public health measure.

Smokers and suppliers have had some time to get used to the idea. The ban was passed in 2014, and a four-year market transition began in 2016.


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