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Parliamentary questions
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1 March 2018
E-001317-18
Question for written answer E-001317-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Philippe Juvin (PPE)

 Subject:  Checks on the implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU)
 Answer in writing 

Article 3 of Directive 2014/40/EU on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products (Tobacco Products Directive) lays down maximum emission levels for tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide and other substances.

With the same goal of curbing the harmfulness of tobacco products, Article 5 sets out that Member States must require manufacturers to submit a list of the ingredients and emissions in their tobacco products.

In France, the National Committee Against Smoking (Comité national contre le tabagisme — CNCT) filed a complaint on 18 January 2018 against a number of cigarette manufacturers for ‘endangering’ the lives of others. The CNCT suspects that cigarette emission levels, which are duly regulated in the above Directive, have been rigged.

1. How will the Commission check that manufacturers are complying with Article 3 of the Tobacco Products Directive?

2. With a view to preventing emission levels from being rigged in any way and in accordance with Article 4 of that directive, does the Commission intend to adopt any delegated acts on measurement methods?

Original language of question: FR 
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