Wow!! Just WOW!!! How IMBECILE, how HYPOCRITE, can those people, who have SOLD our health, can be??
"Governments and society as a whole will benefit from improved public health, namely longer healthy lives. Health is a value in its own right, and a healthy population is a key factor for economic growth. The reduction in tobacco consumption resulting from the new measures is calculated to translate into annual healthcare saving to the amount of €506 million."
Do you really mean to tell me, that you actually believe that by restricting the MOST effective electronic cigarette types, you will improve public health?? Your ambitious goal is, "2% drop in consumption of tobacco over a period of 5 years. This is roughly equivalent to 2.4 million fewer smokers in the EU"? Really? There are already around 1.5 million vapers, AND EX-SMOKERS, in the UK alone!!
"In order to ensure the visibility of health warnings, cigarette packs will be required to have a cuboid shape and each pack will contain a minimum of 20 cigarettes."
So... to make warnings more visible (not that it has worked in the past, you see, many smokers have GOOD SIGHT, thankyouverymuch. And still we smoked on), you decided to ban 10 cig-packs... How is that going to encourage people to smoke LESS? In the US, the size of sodas is being restricted to SMALLER sizes. In Europe, the mandatory packet size is being restricted to BIGGER sizes... does that make any sense at all?
Sorry, rant over...