Tobacco industry dismisses public consultation on TPD as mere formality

The EU has launched a public consultation on how it can update its tobacco control framework by revising the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and the Tobacco Advertising Directive (TAD).

This consultation marks the second stage of the process; the first was a call for evidence, and the third is to be a targeted consultation for industry members. The public consultation will run until 16th May. Following this and the third stage, the European Commission (EC) will prepare a proposal for the revised TPD.

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