World Health Organization experts insist that the design of thin cigarettes increases their attractiveness to smokers.
The World Health Organization (Ministry of Health) is preparing recommendations to ban the sale of flavored cigarettes and fine. This writes the Russian newspaper "Kommersant" referring to the documents of one of the working groups of the Ministry of Health.
Ministry of Health experts insist that the design of thin cigarettes increases their attractiveness to smokers. This also applies to aromatic cigarette filter capsules.
The documents, which tells the publication, expressed concern about the constant modification of tobacco products, which makes them more popular among consumers.
The thin cigarettes are an example, which cater to female "audience". Their marketing is aimed at "strengthening the stereotypical association of smoking with a slender appearance," the newspaper writes.
According to the Ministry of Health, there are more than 1 billion smokers. Each year, tobacco causes nearly 6 million deaths, of which over 600 thousand -. Among non-smokers exposed to tobacco smoke. According to forecasts of the organization, unless urgent action is taken, by 2030 the number of deaths related to tobacco, more than 8 million a year.