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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC developed a screening method able to detect banned flavour substances in cigarettes. This will support the implementation of the ban of characterising flavours of tobacco products on EU market.
Menthol and fruit like flavours added to cigarette tobacco is a very well-known practice of cigarette manufacturers to increase the appeal of tobacco consumption, especially among adolescent first time users.