EU Expands Cigarette Bans

The EU really does have it in for Greece, Italy, and Spain. On Wednesday, the European Parliament passed a ban on menthol and flavored cigarettes. The flavored cigarettes were seen as a problem because they were more attractive to children. In addition, the legislation changed regulations for electronic cigarettes, making them regulated like medicine. The move comes as governments worldwide, Australia and the U.S. in particular, are cracking down on tobacco companies.