Romsey Helath and LIfestyle | Ban On Menthol Cigarettes & Rolling Tobacco To Start In May | Romsey & Villages

Romsey Helath and LIfestyle | Ban On Menthol Cigarettes & Rolling Tobacco To Start In May | Romsey & Villages

Under new tobacco laws, menthol flavoured cigarettes will be phased out over the next four years, ahead of a complete ban on May 20, 2020.

The ban will include small packs of both roll-your-own tobacco and cigarettes.

The phase out began last May when cigarette packaging was standardised and according to the charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) it is taking place to deter younger people from smoking.

Amanda Sandford of ASH told the Liverpool Echo: “Cigarettes are already expensive and the price increase of cigarettes is a key factor in making people quit smoking.

“So by removing the packet of ten cigarettes this means people will have to find that extra money for a packet.

“Paying £3 or £4 for a packet of ten cigarettes at the moment might not seem so much to people and still leave them with change in their pockets.

“But when you have to spend £6/£7 even £9 people may think ‘do I really need this packet?’

Alongside this change in May, hand-rolled tobacco will only be sold in a minimum of 30 gram packets.

 

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