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E-cigarette ban project submitted to Romanian Senate

A new draft law submitted to the Senate proposes e-cigarettes to be banned in public spaces just as the normal cigarettes are, local Digi24 reported.

The Senate’s health committee is currently debating the bill. However, the initiative received a negative opinion from the human rights committee, according to Cristian Ghica, an MP representing opposition party Save Romania Union (USR).

BAT to Invest 800 Million Euros in Romanian Factory

British American Tobacco (BAT) announced on June 11 that it will invest 800 million euros over the next five years in its factory in Ploiești, Romania. The investment [...] will support the expansion of BAT’s controversial tobacco heating products in countries across Europe during the second half of 2018.

A completely new manufacturing hall will be built dedicated to producing specially designed tobacco sticks – called Neostiks – which work with the glo tobacco heating device.