France Imposes Plain Cigarette Packs to Reduce Smoking Rates

September 26, 2014 5:08 AM

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France Imposes Plain Cigarette Packs to Reduce Smoking Rates

The French government will impose strong anti-smoking measures. In an effort to curb smoking rates, French authorities decided to drastically limit the cigarette packaging options. Secondly, the use of e-cigarettes will be banned in closed public spaces and public transport.

“In France, 13 million adults smoke on a daily basis. And the situation is getting worse. The number of smokers is growing, especially among young people,” said Health Minister Marisol Touraine. “We can’t accept that tobacco kills 73,000 people every year in our country – the equivalent of a plane c...

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