The Lithuanian government plans to back proposals by MPs to ban the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes and their refills that, according to the lawmakers, make young people addicted to nicotine.
The Ministry of Economy and Innovation suggests backing the amendments to the existing tobacco law, drafted by MPs Mykolas Majauskas and Vytautas Kernagis, both representing the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats.
Majauskas is proposing to ban flavoured electronic cigarettes and their refills. The lawmakers are suggesting introducing a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes as of July, but the ministry has proposed moving the date to May 2022 so that businesses are able to prepare for the changes.
The ministry says the European Commission and other EU member states will have to be informed of the changes.