Other potential rulings would ban descriptions of cigarettes as “light”, “mild” or “low tar”, limit nicotine and carbon monoxide, and reduce current limits on tar content.
MEPs will vote on 120 amendments to plans put forward by the European Commission – many of the amendments are even more stringent than the Commission’s original proposals. The plans would represent further restrictions by the EU on tobacco manufacturers after a tobacco advertising ban was adopted two years ago. The Tobacco Manufacturer’s Association claimed last night that the proposals were sensationalist and that current labelling restrictions were adequate.
News sources: Financial Times, The Times