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When are menthol cigarettes being banned in the UK?

Menthol cigarettes are due to be banned in the UK on 20th May 2020. The chosen date for the menthol cigarette ban was decreed by EU law in 2016, giving cigarette producers, retailers and smokers four years to prepare. Our countdown clock shows how long is left until the menthol cigarette ban comes into effect in the UK.

Many small retailers like corner shops and news agents will likely be running their stock down in time for the ban, so it may become harder to find menthol cigarettes as the ban approaches.

Heated tobacco is exempt from the ban and so HEETS Turquoise and HEETS Blue will still be available to purchase both online and in stores.

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