Menthol health alert.
Your first ciggy.
Banned at Midnight.
The law change comes as part of new EU Tobacco Product Directive laws, which mean products for sale can no longer include ingredients that would make smoking more palatable by masking the taste of tobacco.
The move has been in the pipeline for a number of years, with the prohibition contained in the EU (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016 made by the Minister for Health in 2016.
Simon Harris said: “The pleasant taste of menthol masks the true taste of tobacco and might attract first-time smokers or keep people smoking who might wish to quit.”
He’s correct of course.
Nothing beats the true taste of tobacco.