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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 177 - EU directives [Tobacco] [11061/14]. (05 Mar 2014)

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177. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the timeline for the introduction of measures contained in the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive which was passed by the European Parliament on 26 February 2014; his views on the measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [11061/14]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): The European Parliament voted in favour of the revised Tobacco Products Directive on the 26th Feb 2014. The Directive must now be approved by Council prior to formal adoption. Once adopted, Member States will have two years to transpose the new rules into national law. The Directive strengthens the rules on how tobacco products are manufactured, produced and presented in the EU, and introduces rules for certain tobacco-related products.
I am committed to implement the provisions of the Directive many of which are already encompassed in the legislation on Standardised Packaging currently being drafted.


Item Type
Dail Debates
Publication Type
Irish-related, International
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
5 March 2014

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