Small Packs Ban

  • 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 was adopted in 2014 and came into force in May  2016.

 

  • The TPD bans the sale of cigarette packs of fewer than 20 and hand rolling tobacco pouches of less than 30gr

 

  • Research conducted by Oxford Economics reveals that this will effectively ban 24% of cigarette products and 71% of hand rolling tobacco purchased by smokers in the UK. A copy of the Oxford Economics Report can be downloaded here

 

  • In summary, the ban on smaller pack sizes will:

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