European Parliament backs tougher tobacco rules
MEPs have backed stricter EU rules on tobacco products.
Cigarettes containing flavors such as vanilla or menthol will be banned from 2020.
The vote comes after a fierce lobbying campaign from the tobacco industry.
“Seven hundred thousand Europeans die prematurely because of cigarette and tobacco use,” said Swedish Green MEP Carl Schlyter.
“That’s four times more than suicide, drugs, workplace accidents and traffic accidents combined with AIDS,” he added.