‘It will be hotly contested’: what to expect from the EU debate over the new TPD

The forthcoming debate in the European Parliament over the review of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) could be very heated, with its outcome anything but certain. That’s the view of Parliament member (MEP) Pietro Fiocchi.

While an increase in tobacco taxation to curb consumption and limit the impact on public health is widely supported by MEPs, a bi-partisan inclination to include e-cigarettes and other novel products among the targets of the new regulation is raising concern.

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Tiziana Cauli

Senior reporter/health & science editor
Tiziana is an Italian journalist from Sardinia. She has worked for both international and local media in Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, the UK, Lebanon and Belgium. She also worked as a communications manager for several international NGOs in the humanitarian sector. Tiziana holds a degree in Political Science and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Cagliari and she’s a graduate of the Carlo De Martino school of journalism in Milan.

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