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Parliamentary questions
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11 November 2019
E-003775/2019
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Mohammed Chahim
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Measurement methods for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide emissions from cigarettes

Article 4.3 of the Tobacco Products Directive allows the Commission to change measurement methods for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide emissions from cigarettes. We believe that the Canadian Intense (CI) method is a more accurate method for measuring tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide emission levels and would better protect EU citizens. According to the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the CI method mimics smoking behaviour much better than the current ISO method.

Does the Commission agree that the CI method mimics smoking behaviour much better than the current ISO method?

Will it, for the above-mentioned reason, adopt the CI method for the measurement of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide emissions?

When will it implement this change?

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