Tobacco controls

Published September 6, 2013

BRUSSELS, Sept 5: The European Parliament delayed on Thursday a key vote on proposals to clamp down on tobacco industry marketing aimed at women and youngsters.

A change to the agenda for next week’s first plenary session of the new political season means the vote has been put back until October, political groupings said.

The change was backed by many within the centre-right European Peoples Party (EPP), the biggest bloc in parliament, supported by eurosceptics inclu-ding from British Prime Minister David Cam-eron’s Conservative party. —AFP

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