EU Council approves compromise on tobacco directive

|By:, SA News Editor

The compromise text includes the following key measures to be brought into national law by member states:

No selling of flavored tobacco (including fruit, menthol, vanilla)

Combined picture and text health warnings that cover 65% of the front and back of packages of smoking products

Member states may decide to ban cross-border distance sales of tobacco products

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Source: EU Council