Revision of the Tobacco Products Directive

The Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU)pdf(2 MB) 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) , will improve the functioning of the internal market for tobacco and related products, while ensuring a high level of health protection for European citizens. This new Directive which is based on the proposal of the European Commission, will enter into force on 19 May 2014.

More than ten years have passed since the adoption of the first Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC), making it necessary to update the Directive in order to bring it in line with market, scientific and international developments in the tobacco sector. The Council and European Parliament have also repeatedly called on the Commission to address the weaknesses, gaps and loopholes in the existing rules.

Key steps in the legislative process

Proposal of the European Commission: