EU proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch has proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products as part of its plan to fight cancer.

The European Commission said in a statement Wednesday that its proposal comes in response to a significant increase in the volume of such products sold across the 27-nation bloc.

A recent commission study showed a 10% increase in sales of heated tobacco products in more than five member nations.

The ban would not cover all vaping devices, only those delivering heated tobacco.

Many e-cigarettes only contain nicotine.

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