Why are menthol cigarettes being banned in the UK? Why are menthol cigarettes being banned in the UK?

Why are menthol cigarettes banned in the UK?

Menthol cigarettes are now banned in the UK as of 20th May 2020. The EU Tobacco Products Directive has restricted the sale of all cigarettes with a “characterising flavour”. As menthol is typically the most common type of flavoured cigarette, the directive has been dubbed the “menthol ban”.

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

Why ban menthol cigarettes?

The EU has placed restrictions on flavoured cigarettes as part of a wider campaign to discourage people from taking up smoking.

Why ban menthol cigarettes?

The EU is placing restrictions on flavoured cigarettes as part of a wider campaign to discourage people from taking up smoking.

Alternative to menthol cigarettes

HEETS variants Turquoise and Blue are only mentholated tobacco product which will still be available to buy after 20th May 2020. SEE OUR MENTHOL HEETS

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