MEPs split over products directive

| June 7, 2013

Members of the European Parliament are split over plans to revise the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive, according to a story by Dave Keating for the European Voice.

Almost 1,500 amendments have been proposed by the European Commission, but the most serious divisions have been caused by a proposal to ban flavored cigarettes, and another to require that three quarters of cigarette packs are covered in graphic health warnings.

Electronic cigarettes are also proving to be controversial. The Commission’s proposal would emasculate electronic cigarettes, which some MEPs see as useful anti-smoking tools.

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