Lithuania’s Flavor Prohibition Takes Effect July 1st

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According to the latest law passed by the Lithuania Government, the sale of all vaping products that do not contain nicotine will be banned. The law is likely to come into effect from July, and it aims to prohibit the sale of non-tobacco flavored vaping products.

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The debate about flavor prohibition started way back in 2020, and the Lithuanian government made its intentions clear with regard to prohibiting the sales of flavored vaping products in 2021. Interestingly, the sale of flavored vaping products has not seen good support in the European region as several other countries like Denmark and Netherlands have recently banned the sale of such products.

Lithuania is one of the smallest regions in the European Union and has a population of close to three million. Currently, it is the seventh country in the EU region to ban the sale of flavored vaping products. Other countries with such restrictions include Estonia, Hungary, Finland, and Ukraine. However, there is no ban on the sale of such products in other European countries apart from those mentioned above.

Surprisingly, the legislation to ban the sale of flavored vaping products received huge support, and it was passed with a vote of 92-9. The regulation that comes into effect from July will prohibit the sale of all non-nicotine vaping products. The move is supposed to discourage the use of such products for recreational use among the youth. Such restrictions have not worked well in several other countries, and it would be interesting to see the response it gathers in this small country.