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EU Commission Sues Denmark for Not Outlawing Snus Sales

EU Commission Sues Denmark for Not Outlawing Snus Sales

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission took Denmark to court on Thursday for allowing the sale of snus, despite a European Union sales ban on the moist oral snuff.

Sweden, a snus producer, is currently the only country in the 28-member bloc permitted to sell the powder tobacco, a privilege granted when it joined the club in the 1990s.

The Commission, the EU’s executive body, said it took legal action after Denmark ignored a warning two years ago to bring its legislation in line with those in the 28-country bloc.

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