- The EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is a set of rules, agreed and implemented across all European Union member states, which specifies how tobacco products can be manufactured, presented and sold.
- The revised Directive (known as TPD2) was adopted in 2014 and came into force in May 2016.
- TPD2 covers various aspects of the way tobacco is produced, packaged and sold. This includes:
– Larger pictorial health warnings
– Minimum pack sizes (see page on small packs)
– Restrictions on packaging formats
– A ban on flavorings, including menthol
– A requirement for ‘track and trace’ measures (see page on track and trace)
– New restrictions on e-cigarettes