The process of placing a complete ban on menthol cigarettes by the year 2020 has started in Europe.
According to The Sun UK, the new EU regulations – including measures starting tomorrow – cover menthol cigarettes and roll your own menthol tobacco.
From tomorrow, all cigarette packets must contain at least 20 fags while other flavoured tobacco and cigarettes will be banned completely.
The new rules follow fears the cigarettes make it easier to smoke and could actually be worse for smokers.
One US study found menthol smokers were left with worse respiratory health than people who smoked regular cigarettes.
Historically, the minty tabs have been marketed towards ‘beginner’ smokers – something the new EU directive is also hoping to tackle.
The menthol crackdown is one of many being introduced to combat the dangers of smoking.