For a pack of 10 euros: the Netherlands is taking far-reaching measures against cigarette


Naar een pakje van 10 euro: Nederland neemt verregaande maatregelen tegen sigaret

The smoker is definitely a pariah in the Netherlands. With a package of far-reaching measures is pre-sorted on a completely non-smoking generation, reports the newspaper The Telegraph. With smoking it will be done, also outside of.

A pack of cigarettes will be in a few years, at least 10 euros in costs by our neighbors. Already from next year, the excise duties increased substantially. In the care, government and the hospitality industry may in a few years, not more smoke. Also not in smoking areas or in rookhokken on the site. The same is true for schoolyards, playgrounds and sports grounds.

In the longer term, all companies are fully non-smoking. Both smoking areas if smoking outside will be banned. The smoking ban will apply to all tobacco products, the e-cigarette, shisha pen, shisha, and herbal blends, and related products.

That is in the conceptakkoord that the Dutch secretary of state for Health Paul Cabin with antirookclubs and health organizations have agreed to it. The tobacco industry was when those negotiations fail. When prompted, speaks the tabaksbranche of a ‘dictation’ and ‘far-reaching interference in the private life of adult smokers’.