She decided to go to war against “the brands of cigarettes that give the feeling that smoking, it’s chic”. The minister of Health, Marisol Touraine said on Tuesday morning on RTL that “the fags particles that have a name of fashion magazine” and that “are presented as attractive, chic” would soon be banned in France.
The department of Health has stated in the aftermath that the cigarettes Vogue, Fine, Look, the Corset will have to be sold under a different name. The industry will now have to choose a different name if they want to continue to sell their product.
Are also prohibited, according to the ministry, the marks of cigars and cigarillos Café crème, Paradiso and Punch.
The minister did not say how many brands are affected. “A little”, she replied to the journalist which referred to the number of three. Vogue, Marlboro Gold or cigarillos Café crème would be in the list, according to Europe 1. The order of registration, fixing prices and authorizations of sale of the tobacco will be “published tomorrow (Wednesday)”.
tobacco Price stable
As to the prices, “the price of rolling tobacco will increase. It is variable, around 1.50 euros”, as provided for in the plan of financing of social Security, she said. “For cigarettes, the tax increases had been passed, but enterprises have not passed, therefore the prices will remain almost stable”, she regretted.
“On the other hand, the increases will come later, as the manufacturers have circumvented the rules which were to result in an increase in price. I can’t release it any no because increasing the price of tobacco, it is important in terms of public health,” she said.