Legislation & Policy

20 May 2016

Commission Report COM(2016) 269 final

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the potential risks to public health associated with the use of refillable electronic cigarettes.

18 May 2016

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/779

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/779 of 18 May 2016 laying down uniform rules as regards the procedures for determining whether a tobacco product has a characterising flavour.

18 May 2016

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/787

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/787 of 18 May 2016 laying down a priority list of additives contained in cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco subject to enhanced reporting obligations.

18 May 2016

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/786

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/786 of 18 May 2016 laying down the procedure for the establishment and operation of an independent advisory panel assisting Member States and the Commission in determining whether tobacco products have a characterising flavour.

14 April 2016

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/586

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/586 of 14 April 2016 on technical standards for the refill mechanism of electronic cigarettes.

26 February 2016

Study on the development of a EU common reporting format for submission of data on ingredients contained in tobacco and related products, and disclosure of the collected data to the public

Final report

This document does not represent the point of view of the European Commission. The interpretation and opinions contained therein are solely those of the authors.

25 February 2016

Proposals and technical specifications for the use of warning messages on tobacco packages

Final report

This document does not represent the point of view of the European Commission. The interpretation and opinions contained therein are solely those of the authors.

25 November 2015

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/2186

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/2186 of 25 November 2015 establishing a format for the submission and making available of information on tobacco products.

24 November 2015

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/2183

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/2183 of 24 November 2015 establishing a common format for the notification of electronic cigarettes and refill containers.

09 October 2015

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/1842

Commission Implementing Decision of 09 October 2015 on the technical specifications for the layout, design and shape of the combined health warnings for tobacco products for smoking.

24 September 2015

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/1735

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/1735 of 24 September 2015 on the precise position of the general warning and the information message on roll-your-own tobacco marketed in pouches (notified under document C(2015) 6455) (Text with EEA relevance).

13 July 2015

Commission Directive (EU) 2015/1139

Commission Directive (EU) 2015/1139 of 13 July 2015 amending Directive 2012/9/EU as regards the date for its transposition and the deadline for the end of the transitional period (Text with EEA relevance).

07 May 2015

Analysis and Feasibility Assessment Regarding EU Systems for Tracking and Tracing of Tobacco Products and for Security Features

Final report

This document does not represent the point of view of the European Commission. The interpretation and opinions contained therein are solely those of the authors.

10 October 2014

Commission Delegated Directive 2014/109/EU

Commission Delegated Directive 2014/109/EU of 10 October 2014 amending Annex II to Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing the library of picture warnings to be used on tobacco products.

04 June 2014

Commission Decision C(2014) 3509 Choose translations of the previous link Deutsch (de) français (fr)

Commission Decision of 4.6.2014 setting up the group of experts on tobacco policy

03 April 2014

Directive 2014/40/EU Choose translations of the previous link български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC (Text with EEA relevance)

19 December 2012

Proposal for a Directive - COM(2012) 788 final Choose translations of the previous link Deutsch (de) français (fr)

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products

19 December 2012

Commission Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment

Accompanying the document Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products

02 April 2012

A study on liability and the health costs of smoking

Updated final report

07 March 2012

Commission Directive 2012/9/EU Choose translations of the previous link български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

amending Annex I to Directive 2001/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products.

12 November 2010

Addictiveness and Attractiveness of Tobacco Additives

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR)

22 September 2010

Assessing the Impacts of Revising the Tobacco Products Directive

Study to support a DG SANCO Impact Assessment - Final report
RAND Europe

16 July 2008

Communication from the Commission COM (2008) 459/2

amending Directives 92/79/EEC, 92/80/EEC and 95/59/EC on the structure and rates of excise duty applied on manufactured tobacco

29 May 2008

Communication from the Commission (2008) 330 final

Report on the implementation of the Tobacco Advertising Directive

06 February 2008

Health Effects of Smokeless Tobacco Products

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR)

27 November 2007

Communication from the Commission COM (2007) 754 final

Second Report on the Application of the Tobacco Products Directive.
Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee

12 April 2006

Commission Decision C (2006) 1502 final

COMMISSION DECISION amending Commission Decision C(2005) 1452 final of 26 May 2005 on the library of selected source documents containing colour photographs or other illustrations for each of the additional warnings listed in Annex 1 to Directive 2001/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

27 July 2005

Communication from the Commission COM (2005) 339 final

First report on the application of the tobacco products directive.

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the Economic and Social Committee.

26 May 2005

Commission Decision C(2005) 1452 final

COMMISSION DECISION on the library of selected source documents containing colour photographs or other illustrations for each of the additional warnings listed in annex 1 to Directive 2001/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

25 May 2005

Annexes of the C(2005) 1452 final

The photographs, images and textual illustrations contained in this document have been developed for use on tobacco product packages in accordance with the Commission Decision of 5 September 2003 on the use of colour photographs or other illustrations as health warnings on tobacco packages (2003/641/EC).

02 June 2004

Council Decision 2004/513/EC

Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

05 September 2003

Commission Decision 2003/641/EC

Commission Decision on the use of colour photographs or other illustrations as health warnings on tobacco packages (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2003) 3184)

26 May 2003

Ban on cross-border tobacco advertising and sponsorship

26 May 2003

Directive 2003/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products (Text with EEA relevance).

02 December 2002

Council Recommendation 2003/54/EC

Council Recommendation of 2 December 2002 on the prevention of smoking and on initiatives to improve tobacco control

05 June 2001

Directive 2001/37/EC

Directive 2001/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products. See also the related Health warnings.

25 July 2000

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1648/2000

Commission Regulation : (EC) No 1648/2000 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2075/92 with regard to the Community Tobacco Fund and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2427/93, 25 July 2000.

18 November 1999

Council Conclusions 2000/C 86/03

Council Conclusions on combating tobacco consumption

20 July 1998

Council Regulation (amendment) (EC) No. 1636/98

Council Regulation (amendment) : (EC) No. 1636/98 of 20 July 1998 amending Regulation (EEC) No. 2075/92 on the common organisation of the market in raw tobacco

30 June 1997

Directive 97/36/EC

Television broadcasting activities Directive 97/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 1997 amending Council Directive 89/552/EEC on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities.

26 November 1996

Council Resolution 96/C 374/04

Council Resolution on the reduction of smoking in the European Community (96/C 374/04)

30 June 1992

Council Regulation (EEC) No 2075/92

Council Regulation : (EEC) No 2075/92 of 30 June 1992 on the common organization of the market in raw tobacco

03 October 1989

Council Directive 89/552/EEC

Council Directive of 3 October 1989 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities

Smoke-free environments

30 November 2009

Council Recommendation 2009/C296/02

Council Recommendation on smoke-free environments

14 November 1996

Smoking in public places

Report From The Commission To The Council, The European Parliament, The Economic And Social Committee And The Committee Of The Regions on the response to the Resolution of the Council and the Ministers for Health of the Member States meeting within the Council on banning smoking in places open to the public.

19 October 1992

Council Directive 92/85/EEC

Council Directive 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding (tenth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC)

30 November 1989

Council Directive 89/654/EEC

Council Directive 89/654/EEC concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the workplace (first individual directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC)

18 July 1989

Resolution of the Council and the Ministers for Health of the Member States, meeting within the Council - OJ C 189 , 26/07/1989

Resolution of the Council and the Ministers for Health of the Member States, meeting within the Council on banning smoking in places open to the public