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Details of European directive on tobacco spelt out

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:770

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  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Cigarette manufacturers in the European Union are being told to drop misleading labels on cigarette packets and to use more space to warn users of the health consequences of smoking.

    From January 2004 descriptors such as “low tar” and “light” will be banned from cigarette packets, and manufacturers will be required to devote at least 30% of the front and up to 40% of the back cover of packets …

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