News Headline Summary

European Commission to propose ban on cigarette flavouring such as menthol & cloves

- Individual EU countries can go beyond 75% minimum & impose plain packaging on all cigarettes.
- Health warnings must cover at least 75% of cigarette packets.

Reaction details:

- Co. shares of Imperial Tobacco (IMT LN)currently down 0.49% in immediate reaction to the news, Last GBP 24.29

- Co. shares of British Tobacco PLC(BATS LN) down overall, with no immediate reaction to the news Last GBP 32.09

Print 12:37, 17 Dec 2012 - Economic commentary - Source: Newswires