Most measures presented Thursday, September 25 by the Health Minister Marisol Touraine will be integrated into the public health law, which will be discussed by MPs in 2015 Key measures contained:
- Prohibition of vapotage in certain public places
Objective displayed by the Ministry of Health: to prevent the use of the electronic cigarette becomes Youth and “avoid trivializing attitude smoker” “a gateway to smoking door.”
- Implementation of cigarette packages neutral
Cigarette packages will be standardized: the same shape, same size, same color, same typography. Instead released on the package will be used for health warnings. “The brand will present on the packages, but it will be limited to one entry of defined size and very quiet, always in the same location on the packets’ the ministry said. Place reserved for health warnings will it 30 and 40% to 65% of the area on both sides of the package, as of May 20, 2016, as required by the EU directive “tobacco”.
- No smoking in cars when children under the age of 12
To justify the ban, the Ministry of Health argues that “the concentration of fine particles is ten times higher in the rear seats of vehicles ” smoking “,” and is more than three times the average threshold allowed by the World Health Organization (WHO), “.
- Ban on smoking in public playgrounds for children
The ban, which will be implemented by decree, aims to “de-normalize” the use of cigarettes in the world of children.
In accordance with European Directive April 3, 2014, advertising for electronic cigarettes is limited, and banned permanently May 20, 2016 except for the point of sale and in publications for professionals in the sale of tobacco and electronic cigarettes.
- Improved reimbursement of smoking cessation
The cost of the package cessation supported from 50 to 150 euros for the 20 to 30 years, the beneficiaries of the supplementary universal health coverage (CMU-C) and patients with cancer.
The project is already causing concern tobacconists, who speak of a “cold shower”. Tobacco companies denounce an infringement of trademarks and point to a risk of increased illegal trade.