Were tobacco lobby and EU Parliament premature?

Premature celebrations from EU No Tobacco lobby damaging to citizen’s health?
Have EU anti tobacco lobby been premature in claims of victory over tobacco?

Encouraging and so helping ensure people stop smoking is a major key to reducing the EU’s burden of chronic diseases. While the percentage of smokers across the EU is presented as having declined from 28% in 2012 to 26% in 2014, and the expectation of continued progress is believed feasible, are we simply confusing a temporary improvement with claims of “victory”.

Did the EU Parliament not simply leave the door open for the tobacco industry and its well paid minions to reduce the impact of its potential tobacco legislation to deal a much more severe blow to the tobacco industry and so its attractiveness as an investment and indeed a product to consumers across the Community.

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