MEPs from the Public Health Committee have backed a proposal to make tobacco products less attractive to young people by requiring all packs to carry a health warning covering 65% of their surface. The proposal will update the EU Tobacco Directive and include provisions for e-cigarettes as well.

As rapporteur Linda McAvan (S&D, UK) stated: "We know that it is children, not adults, who start smoking. And despite the downward trend in adult smoker numbers in most member states, World Health...

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