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Ban on menthol cigarettes: European Union member states shall prohibit the placing on the market of tobacco products with a characterising flavour
 
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European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention, Brussels, Belgium
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European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention   

Chaussee d'Ixelles 144b, Brussels, 1050, Belgium
Publication date: 2020-07-01
Submission date: 2020-06-18
Acceptance date: 2020-06-18
 
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2020;6(July):40
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