Tuesday May 26, 2020

Irish link to Big Tobacco’s Europe-wide lobbying efforts

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
3rd March, 2019

An Irishman involved in the vaping industry has joined forces with Imperial Tobacco to launch a European direct democracy initiative to call for new legislation on e-cigarettes.

The initiative – called “Let’s demand smarter vaping regulation” – has been criticised by EU commissioner for health Vytenis Andriukaitis as part of “a false debate”.

The “Let’s demand smarter vaping regulation” initiative was last week registered by the European Commission as...

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