Irish retailers have warned that strict new anti-tobacco laws proposed by the European Union will lead to increased smuggling and will fail to curb smoking.
Health Minister James Reilly today concluded a consultation period about the new laws which would ban the sale of flavoured cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco products (such as menthol) and make mandatory the use of large pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets.
Vincent Jennings, CEO of the Convenience Store...
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