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Ban on menthol cigarettes – what does it mean for you?

From the 20th of May, 2020 the EU ban on menthol cigarettes will come into force. This means that people who smoke menthol cigarettes will not be able purchase such kind of cigarettes within the EU after the 19th of May, 2020. The ban on menthol cigarettes applies to the whole EU.

At 11:59 PM the 19th of May 2020 the last pack of menthol cigarettes will be sold in Sweden. The EU ban on characterizing flavors, such as menthol, in cigarettes came into effect already back in 2016 was decided by EU to make smoking less appealing to youth. Mentholated cigarettes were granted a transition period that ends on 20th of May 2020, when also menthol in cigarettes is banned.

The ban entering into force on 20th of May 2020 applies to:
• Cigarettes that has been menthol flavored
• Roll your own tobacco that has been menthol flavored

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