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Nicotine not an EU target

Despite their high media profile in recent months, very-low-nicotine cigarettes do not form part of the EU Commission’s tobacco control strategy.Read More

Central European coalition criticizes TPD

A joint declaration adopted May 17th by Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian and Bulgarian agriculture ministers criticizes the European Commission’s draft Tobacco Products Directive, especially the proposed ban on slim and menthol cigarettes, reports Europolitics. The ministers said that, if approved, the directive would hurt thousands of families that depend on tobacco cultivation for their...Read More

E-cigarettes under threat in EU

The European Commission has said that the majority of e-cigarettes sold in the EU would most likely fall under pharmaceutical legislation if the commission’s proposed revisions to its Tobacco Products Directive were to be accepted. The commission has proposed that e-cigarettes would fall under the legal framework for medicinal products if they contained levels of...Read More

Illicit trade breaks another EU record

The illegal cigarette trade in the EU reached a new record high for the sixth year in a row, according to a KPMG report commissioned by Philip Morris International. The study showed the illegal cigarette trade rising to 11.1 percent in 2012 from 10.4 percent in 2011. At 31 percent of the national tobacco market,...Read More