Medicine agency bans sale of herbal cigarettes

11th August 2005, Comments 0 comments

11 August 2005,

11 August 2005


MADRID - The organisation which supervises medicines sold in Spain has banned herbal cigarettes.


The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products said it had decided Arkopharma cigarettes shouldn't be sold in chemists here because they were being incorrectly promoted as health products.


The agency stressed the natural cigarettes weren't being withdrawn from sale due to any quality problems.


According to the agency, the Arkopharma cigarettes with NTB filters – which are designed to help smokers give up smoking – reproduce the physical sensations of tobacco, but don't help tackle "the syndrome of dependency on nicotine".


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Subject: Spanish news

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