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Stricter tobacco legislation coming

The Health Ministry has drawn up changes to tobacco legislation to further restrict access to tobacco and nicotine products, a move welcomed by public health experts.

The changes to the restriction on the use of tobacco products and related products act come after the European Commission established last year some irregularities in the transposition of the relevant EU directive in Slovenia.

These shortcomings will now be addressed, and the legislation will also transpose a delegated directive that brings stricter criteria for heated tobacco products and introduces a ban on flavours for heated tobacco products.