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FAQ about the EU Menthol Ban

When does the EU menthol ban come into effect?
The ban on menthol cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco comes into effect on May 20, 2020.
Does the EU menthol ban only cover menthol cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco?
Yes, the EU menthol ban covers only cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco. You can still buy other tobacco and nicotine products with menthol flavor, such as tobacco sticks for IQOS.
Can I smoke menthol cigarettes after the EU menthol ban comes into force?
Yes, all menthol cigarettes purchased before the menthol ban can be legally smoked after the ban goes into effect. But you will no longer be able to buy new menthol cigarettes in stores throughout the EU region.
In which countries are menthol cigarettes banned?
The menthol ban applies to all EU member states. Other countries outside the EU are not covered by the menthol ban but may prohibit menthol cigarettes through national legislation.
Why are menthol cigarettes banned?
The menthol ban results form the EU Tobacco Products Directive which was adoptedb y the European Parliament in 2014 and became applicable on May, 2016, but the ban on menthol cigarettes does not apply until May, 20, 2020. has information about products that are only for adults in Denmark, who would otherwise continue to smoke or use nicotine products.

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