Christian Engström, Pirat

8 maj 2013

Tobacco harm reduction amendments on e-cigarettes and snus tabled in ENVI

Filed under: English,snus — Christian Engström @ 12:37

Together with colleagues in the European Parliament, I have now tabled 24 amendments on electronic cigarettes and snus in the ENVI committee. ENVI is the ”lead committee” on the Tobacco Products Directive, which means that it is the committee where the fate of e-cigarettes and snus will be decided.

The amendments are in favour of allowing snus (Swedish oral tobacco) and electronic cigarettes, as part of a harm reduction policy for tobacco products.

The amendments on snus were co-signed by me, Christofer Fjellner, and Chris Davies, and the ones on electronic cigarettes were co-signed by me, Christofer Fjellner, Chris Davies, and Rebecca Taylor.

The amendments are essentially the same ones I tabled in the IMCO committee some weeks ago, with some additions (am 1, 2, 15, 20, and 21) to improve consistency and clarity. You can read the amendments here.

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Declaration of interest: I am a snus user, which has allowed me to cut down my smoking drastically, even though I have not stopped completely yet. My wife used to smoke, but gave it up completely several years ago by switching to eucalyptus flavoured snus.

7 kommentarer

  1. Why is focus on snus on your part? This is not an issue that got you into office. Surely there must be better issues to spend your time and energy on.

    Kommentar av Mr Profit — 8 maj 2013 @ 12:58

  2. @Mr Profit,

    I have written a blog post about that question:
    https://christianengstrom.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/why-a-pirate-would-care-about-snus/

    Kommentar av Christian Engström — 8 maj 2013 @ 13:21

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    Kommentar av Peter Andersson — 9 maj 2013 @ 7:55

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