To understand the legal motivation of the French Conseil constitutionnel, Stephen Lequet, Head of External Relations at DNF (Droits des Non Fumeurs) explains:
The Conseil constitutionnel Decision No 2015-727 DC on 21 January 2016 concerns a large number of health-related topics.
More specifically on Tobacco, three provisions were challenged by the applicants and have been declared in full accordance with the Constitution:
1. The ban on the sale, distribution or supply free of charge of cigarettes and rolling tobacco containing flavorings or containing any technical device modifying the odor, taste or burning intensity, or comprising certain additives.
The date for implementation of this ban is in principle expected to be on 20 May 2016.