In Europe and Britain has entered a ban on menthol cigarettes
May 20 in the EU and UK starting to act a ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes, filters, papers and capsules containing flavors
May 20 in the EU and UK starting to act a ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes, filters, papers and capsules containing flavors. The decision to gradually ban tobacco products with a characteristic taste was adopted in 2014 by the EU Directive. In Britain also, you can not buy thin cigarette.
The new measure is designed to reduce the number of young smokers who often believe that menthol cigarettes are less dangerous, as the menthol can reduce cough and discomfort in throat. In addition, because of the pleasant taste of the consumers of such cigarettes are harder to quit.
In fact, in its effects on the body cigarette with different flavors are no different from the usual and still contribute to the development of cancer and other diseases. In addition, smokers of menthol cigarettes often inhale more deeply and hold it longer in the lungs, writes BBC Russian service.
American research company conducted a survey among people who would like to quit Smoking: from lovers of menthol cigarettes are unable to leave the habit 69% of respondents, while among smokers of cigarettes without such additives 54%. Tobacco company Philip Morris, British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco tried to challenge menthol ban, but lost in court.
Against the law, according to the media, speak Spanish. And in 2013, when the restrictive measures were discussed, former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who was then 94 years, bought at least 200 units for menthol cigarettes. Stock was supposed to last for three years, but Schmidt died early in 2015.