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Proposal for Spring Congress 05. - 07. April 2019

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Submitted at Friday, 8. March 2019 um 10:16 Uhr, in category "Chapter 7 – Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" with No. 702. Author/s: "Junge Liberale, Centerstudenter, JUNOS – Junge Liberale NEOS.

The Spring Congress may decide:

Legalisation of snus and tobacco products with flavours or certain additives

Considering that:

  • Article 7 paragraphs 1 and 7 European Tobacco Product Directive (EUTPD) obliges Member States to prohibit the placing on the market of tobacco products with a characterising flavour.

  • Article 7 paragraph 6 EUTPD obliges Member States to prohibit the placing on the market of tobacco products with

    • (a) vitamins or other additives that create the impression that a tobacco product has a health benefit or presents reduced health risks,

    • (b) caffeine or taurine or other additives and stimulant compounds that are associated with energy and vitality and

    • (c) additives having colouring properties for emissions.

  • Article 17 EUTPD obliges Member States to prohibit the placing on the market of tobacco for oral use (e.g. Snus).
     

Recognizing that:

-  Tobacco products and nicotine present a severe health issue.

     - An EU-Directive for tobacco products is essential to ensure the functioning of the internal market in regard to those products.

     - Snus is not more harmful than the consumption of cigarettes or cigars.

     - Flavour or the before-mentioned additives do not make cigarettes more harmful either.
 

Believing that:

-  Every person of age is free to choose the products they consume.

- No state has the right to patronise their citizens.

- Consumer protection requires easily accessible information and reasonable warnings for products that contain nicotine, but no prohibition.

- The legalisation of Snus would remove one obstacle for Norway to join the EU.

 

The European Liberal Youth calls for:

  • A reform of the EUTPD in order to legalise tobacco for oral use and tobacco products that contain flavours or additives currently prohibited by Article 7 paragraph 6 letters a), b) and c) EUTPD.

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Amendments for this proprosal:

  • [11229] Insert after: Page 35, Line 34, Abschnitt: 4 (Antragsteller: JNC). / V1

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    Submitted at Thursday, 28. March 2019 um 10:56 Uhr. Authors: "JNC".

    "The existance of truthful information about additive containing products towards consumers in order to ensure an informed decision in their consuming behaviour of snus and tobacco products."

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