• 11-JUL-2013

  • Brussels, Belgium

  • SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

Tobacco products: the end of attractive packs and flavours

Over 700,000 people per year die in the European Union as a result of smoking. Most of them start before the age of 15 and 70% by the age of 18. To prevent the next generation of smokers from becoming addicted the all-party health committee of the European Parliament yesterday supported tougher measures to reform the EU directive on tobacco products.