Menthol tobacco products including cigarettes will be banned from tomorrow.
The 4 year lead in time was to allow smokers time to switch to other products.
While the ban was brought in to make smoking less appealing to first timers.
— QuaranTom Douglas (@TomDouglas95) May 19, 2020
Simon Harris Welcomes Menthol Ban
Health Minister Simon Harris has welcomed the news:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more important than ever to quit."
"On 11 May the World Health Organisation said that a review of studies by public health experts found that smokers are more likely to develop severe disease with COVID-19, compared to non-smokers."
Today, Minister for Health @SimonHarrisTD welcomes the ban on the sale of menthol flavoured cigarettes and tobacco - and urges smokers to quit during the #COVID19 pandemic
Read more here: https://t.co/uZiq3flfFs
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— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) May 19, 2020
More information is available here.