European parliament refuses to classify e-cigarettes as medicines

The European parliament has strongly backed moves to make smoking less attractive to young people but has rejected the health commissioner s call to have electronic cigarettes classified as medicines.

The MEPs vote in Strasbourg on Tuesday 8 October came after months of lobbying by major tobacco manufacturers to try to water down and delay the European Union s attempts to strengthen the existing legislation on tobacco products.

MEPs agreed that in future clear health warnings should cover at least 65% of both sides of a pack of cigarettes. At present they must cover at least 30% of the front of a pack and 40% of the back. The warnings would be placed at the top of the packet, with the brand name at the bottom. Packs of fewer than 20 cigarettes would

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19 07 2008, 12 28 #23 TheFirstCut Inactive Member
Join Date Apr 2007 Location Proud European! Posts 7,123 Quote Originally Posted by Blofeld Estonia is a full EU and Schengen member.

I would imagine somewhere like Hungary, Bulgaria or Romania is the cheapest. Certainly I’ve bought back packets for friends from the first 2 and they were very cheap indeed, in 2006. Although, the cost of getting there is probably a bit more than to get to Spain, but you can get low cost flights to Budapest at least now very easilly. Problem is


«From some EU countries there are limits on the amount of tobacco products you can bring back without paying UK duty.

From ESTONIA 200 cigarettes or 250g of smoking tobacco


No limit on other tobacco products as long as they are for your own use.»