Vote on Manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products:
- extracts from the vote on the report by Linda McAVAN (S&D, UK)
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 08/10/2013 First transmission: 08/10/2013
A proposed law to make tobacco less attractive to young people, inter alia by banning sweet or fruity flavours, was put to vote on Tuesday. The draft, as amended by the Public Health Committee, would also require more health warnings on packets and subject electronic cigarettes to EU rules on medicinal products. New draft text, as modified by the Parliament, will be the basis for negotiation with the Council in the coming months. Once negotiations will be achieved, the new legislation will be put to the vote again and the resulting new tobacco directive will be gradually implemented by the EU member states.
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||Exterior shot of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, demonstrators on e-cigarettes outside the building (shot from 07/10).
||EP Vice President Oldřich VLASÁK (Czech) opens the vote on the Linda McAVAN (S&D, UK) report on the Manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products.
||Vote on the Commission's proposal as amended, cutaway on the rapporteur Linda McAVAN, ambience shots from the vote. The draft text is approved by 560 votes in favour, 92 against and 32 abstentions. The rapporteur asks for the floor.
||SOUNDBITE (English) Linda McAVAN (S&D, UK), rapporteur: "We've had our vote now and I would like to propose the House to postpone the vote on the draft legislative resolution and refer the matter back to Committee so that we can open negotiations with the Council on the basis of the vote which has just taken place, I would like to do that with a roll-call vote please".
||EP Vice-President opens the vote on the postponement of the vote on the legislative resolution. Ambience shots from the vote.
||The postponement is adopted, applause, shots on Ms Mc AVAN.