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Only self-extinguishing cigarettes to be sold in Europe from mid-November

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Starting from November 17, 2011, it will be possible to sell only self-extinguishing cigarettes in Europe. Although the production of such cigarettes is more costly, the new provisions will not affect the price of cigarettes, importers point out.

The standard on cigarette burning capacity reduction has been taken to limit the number of fires caused by cigarettes, resulting in injuries, deaths and material damage, reports the newspaper Bizness & Baltija.

Until November, businesses have to sell all the existing cigarette stocks, align the production with the new requirements, as well as take other measures necessary to ensure compliance with the reduced cigarette burning requirements.

The biggest inconveniences will be linked to the current standard cigarette sales. We will meet all the requirements. The question is whether traders will be able to conform with them, the head of Japan Tobacco International branch in Latvia Oļegs Karatuns indicates to the newspaper. To his mind, stores might fail to sell all the stocks.

The illegal production share in the Latvian tobacco market hits 38%. Contraband cigarettes are imported from Russia and Belarus, which do not plan transfering to a new standard of cigarettes, suggest the businessmen’s estimates.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    all these stupid laws. It has been proved they don’t prevent fires, they taste awful, smokers in the Us and Canada already hate them , tobacco industry will stupidly go bankrupt soon and they are very harmful. at least normal cigarettes taste good, these Fire safe cigarettes taste very bad and are known to be very toxic

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