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Daniel Rossall Valentine: Banning menthol cigarettes is nothing to celebrate

1 month ago   |   By Conservative Home

Daniel Rossall-Valentine is Head of Campaign for This is Engineering at the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Deputy Chairman of Sevenoaks Conservative Association. He writes in a personal capacity.
Today the people of Britain have lost one of their freedoms.
The attractively named “European Union Revised Tobacco Products Directive ” has, from yesterday, banned the sale and manufacture of all cigarettes with a “characterising flavour”. As menthol is typically the most common type of flavoured cigarette, the directive has been dubbed the “menthol ban”.
This ban won't affect me personally. I...
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