Lithuania Parliament Passes Revised Tobacco Control Law

Regulations by Alice Wang
Lithuania Parliament Passes Revised Tobacco Control Law
Lithuanian parliament passes tobacco control law revision to crack down on e-cigarette retailers circumventing bans on flavored products.

On June 6th, the Lithuanian parliament passed a revised Tobacco and Related Products Control Law, with 112 MPs voting in favor, 5 voting against, and 6 abstentions. The amendment will undergo further review on June 20th.


The main originator of this revision, Vytautas Kernagis, stated that it aims to curb retailers from selling e-cigarettes and related accessories in ways to circumvent relevant bans. According to him, flavored cigarettes and e-liquids contain sugar or sweeteners to enhance the taste, and these ingredients can be detected through testing in Lithuanian laboratories.


Kernagis has stated that the ban on flavored e-cigarettes issued about a year ago has been disregarded by manufacturers. To prove this point, regulatory agencies have sent e-cigarettes to Denmark to undergo testing, which the distributors of these products are unhappy with after seeing the results.


At present, the regulation prohibits the supply of e-liquids containing vitamins or substances that are harmful to health. It is also prohibited to import cigarettes and e-liquids containing caffeine, taurine, and other stimulants, as well as the use of dyes in the e-liquids to prevent the release of harmful substances.


Reference: Seimas proposes even stricter limitations on sales of flavored e-cigarettes. The Lithuanian Seimas (Parliament) has put forward a proposal to tighten restrictions on the sale of electronic cigarettes with flavors.


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