EU proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products
The European Union's executive branch proposed Wednesday a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products, including some vaping items, as part of its plan to fight cancer.
The European Commission said its proposal comes in response to a significant increase in the volume of such products sold across the 27-nation bloc.
A recent commission study showed a 10% increase in sales of heated tobacco products in more than five member nations, while heated tobacco products exceeded 2.5 % of total sales of tobacco products overall across the region.
The ban would not cover all vaping devices, only those delivering heated tobacco. Many e-cigarettes only contain nicotine.