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Poll: Should Europe ban menthol and slim cigarettes?

James Reilly is fighting for a ban. Do you agree with him?

Image: rchappo2002 via Flickr/Creative Commons

IRELAND IS STRONGLY supporting a proposed European-wide ban on menthol and slim cigarettes at a meeting in Luxembourg today.

However, it is expected that James Reilly will come up against some opposition from other Member States and the plan could be watered down. The Minister believes the ban on flavoured cigarettes is vital to denormalise smoking for younger people, particularly girls.

Slim cigarettes, which were marketed to women when they were introduced in the 1960s, are longer and narrower than ordinary cigarettes in an effort to make them seem more elegant.

What do you think? Should Europe ban menthol and slim cigarettes?

Poll Results:

No, ban neither (1199)
Yes, ban menthol and slims (920)
Just ban menthols (876)
Just ban slims (110)

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