|The new Tobacco Products Directive includes a number of measures to control tobacco for the benefit of public health. These measures include;|
Speaking about the new Directive, European Respiratory Society President, Professor Francesco Blasi, said: "The adoption of the EU Tobacco Products Directive by the European Commission is a step of paramount importance in the fight against tobacco and cigarette use in Europe.
“We hope that this proposal will be the first step of a new health policy in the EU that will lead to a substantial improvement in the prevention of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases through more stringent legislation on tobacco use.”
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Read the full ERS response on the directive