EU Revises Tobacco Products Directive

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The European Union passed several tobacco regulations on October 8, 2013 banning menthol cigarettes and the use of words such as “light” and “organic” to describe cigarettes and requiring larger warnings on cigarette packaging. Shane MacGuill, Tobacco Industry Analyst at Euromonitor, describes the regulations in full, explaining whether the decisions are a win or loss for the tobacco industry.

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