Are menthol cigarettes being banned in the EU?

The European Union Revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has banned the manufacture and sale of menthol cigarettes. Despite Brexit, this ban also applies to the UK and includes capsule, click on, click & roll, crushball or dual menthol cigarettes, and excludes vaping and heated tobacco products.

Why are menthol cigarettes banned in Europe?

Dutch health institute RIVM has joined a European call for a complete ban on menthol in cigarettes because it promotes addiction. Menthol slows the breakdown of nicotine and causes more nicotine to be released,’ she said.

Can you still buy menthol cigarettes abroad?

Sign up today! Menthol cigarettes are set to completely disappear by 2020. And the government announced yesterday that packets of rolling tobacco under 30g and 10 packs of minty fags will disappear from British shops on May 21, 2017. This will mean that Brits can load up on cheaper European fags when they go abroad.

Which countries ban menthol cigarettes?

A menthol cigarette is a cigarette flavored with the compound menthol. It has been banned in several countries, including Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Turkey, Moldova, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the US state of Massachusetts.

What can I substitute for menthol cigarettes?

IQOS menthol heated tobacco is an alternative to menthol cigarettes that is still available in the UK. With the same ritual and cigarette-like satisfaction1, IQOS is the closest alternative to a menthol cigarette.

Can you bring menthol cigarettes to UK from abroad?

Many menthol smokers may choose to purchase menthol cigarettes in countries where the ban hasn’t been implemented and then bring them back to the UK for personal consumption. It will not be illegal to do so, as long as people stick to the duty-free limit set by the country they’re visiting.

Are menthol cigs being banned?

At the end of April, the Food and Drug Administration announced its plans to ban menthol cigarettes, the last form of flavored cigarette allowed in the United States. This step will likely go into effect next year.

Why are menthol cigarettes worse?

What does the research say about the dangers of menthol cigarettes? Because menthol flavoring masks the harsh taste of cigarette smoke, menthol smokers engage in more intense smoking behaviors than smokers of regular cigarettes. As a result, they suffer greater damage to their health.

Why can I no longer buy menthol cigarettes?

Why ban menthol? Menthol increases smoking uptake and makes it harder to quit. The anaesthetic effects of menthol in cigarettes enable smokers to inhale cigarette smoke more deeply into the lungs, thereby increasing exposure to the harmful substances in tobacco smoke.

Is the FDA banning menthol CIGS?

FDA Reveals Move to Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars, and Vape Juice. In March of 2019, the FDA released a proposed ban on flavored cigars, flavored vape juice (excluding menthol or mint) and Menthol cigarettes.

Why are menthols being banned?

Menthol cigarettes are to be banned because it is expected that people who like the taste of menthol cigarettes will either quit smoking or won’t start smoking. Back in 2001 Ottawa made the first tentative moves toward such a ban, and in 2009 in the US we passed a ban on strawberry, orange, and grape flavored cigarettes.

Are menthol CIGS banned?

Menthol cigarettes are to be banned under a new EU ruling on the sale of tobacco. New rules govern that changes must be made in the tobacco industry to deter people from smoking . These have so far included rulings that cigarettes must be sold in plain packaging, a move which has been highly publicised.

Are menthol cigarettes illegal?

Menthol cigarettes are about to become illegal. Under new tobacco laws, menthol flavour in cigarettes will be phased out over the next four years – ready for a complete ban on May 20, 2020.