viernes, 20 de diciembre de 2013 - 18 de diciembre de 2013 - Irlanda

EU moves towards stronger anti-tobacco laws

European Union diplomats have approved new anti-tobacco legislation, including larger health warnings on cigarette packets and the bloc's first ever rules on electronic cigarettes.

"Agreement on the tobacco directive is a big step towards a healthier and more prosperous society," said Lithuanian health minister Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis.

Lithuania currently holds the rotating EU presidency.

The deal was struck after governments and the European Parliament resolved a dispute over how tightly to regulate the booming market for e-cigarettes.

Some analysts have predicted it will eclipse the €500bn-a-year regular cigarette market in ten years.

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