New Tobacco Products Directive: an achievement for public health in Europe

Press review

Every year, 700 000 Europeans die from smoking-related causes. The Tobacco Products Directive, which was published on 29 April 2014 and will enter into force on 19 May 2014, is therefore an achievement for EU public health policy. By ensuring tobacco products on the EU market look and taste like tobacco products, the new harmonised rules on tobacco and related products will help reduce the number of people who start smoking in the EU – especially the young.  Article by Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health
- Health-EU e-newsletter, 2014, Issue 130

                         

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