Britain Misses the Real Tobacco Legislation

I don’t get it. While the  EU Parliament has bern enacting the Tobacco Products Directive:

10 July, Brussels – Today, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have taken a significant step forward in the race against the massive harm that smoking causes to millions in Europe. In a vote on the revised EU Tobacco Product Directive (TPD), the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) supportedstronger measures to prevent young Europeans from taking up smoking and encourage millions of smokers to quit.

(Something which has had important repercussions for Sweden.)

…the British Government and Parliament seem to be on a totally different planet as they discuss completely separate rules:

The government has denied claims it has caved in to the tobacco industry after plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging in England were put on hold.

Where the EU is concerned, Britain seems to live in an alternative reality, as if the Directive that applies to the other 27 does not exist for the UK.

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