5Article 7 paragraphs 1 and 7 European Tobacco Product Directive (EUTPD) obliges6Member States to prohibit the placing on the market of tobacco products with a 7characterising flavour.
9Article 7 paragraph 6 EUTPD obliges Member States to prohibit the placing on the market10of tobacco products with
12(a) vitamins or other additives that create the impression that a tobacco product13has a health benefit or presents reduced health risks,
15(b) caffeine or taurine or other additives and stimulant compounds that are16associated with energy and vitality and
18(c) additives having colouring properties for emissions.
20Article 17 EUTPD obliges Member States to prohibit the placing on the market of tobacco21for oral use (e.g. Snus).
24- Tobacco products and nicotine present a severe health issue.
25 - An EU-Directive for tobacco products is essential to ensure the functioning of the internal26market in regard to those products.
27 - Snus is not more harmful than the consumption of cigarettes or cigars.
28 - Flavour or the before-mentioned additives do not make cigarettes more harmful either.
31- Every person of age is free to choose the products they consume.
32- No state has the right to patronise their citizens.
33- Consumer protection requires easily accessible information and reasonable warnings for34products that contain nicotine, but no prohibition.
35- The legalisation of Snus would remove one obstacle for Norway to join the EU.
37The European Liberal Youth calls for:
39A reform of the EUTPD in order to legalise tobacco for oral use and tobacco products that40contain flavours or additives currently prohibited by Article 7 paragraph 6 letters a), b) and 41c) EUTPD.
Attention: This is a preview! The official text is printed in the proposal book for Spring Congress 05. - 07. April 2019.