Menthol ban has already been enforced

EU tobacco products directive (TPD EU/2014/40) is banning sales of menthol flavoured cigarettes as of 20th of May, 2020.


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Why was menthol banned?

The new Tobacco Directive aims to improve the EU's internal market for tobacco products, whilst assuring a high level of public health. Depicting the social and health impacts of smoking, the ban aims to discourage people from smoking or encourage them to quit.

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