Since 1 August, 2017, you must be aged 18 or above to purchase cigarettes or other tobacco products in Luxembourg
Since 1 August, Luxembourg extended the smoking ban. Read on for more information
People aged under 18 are no longer to be sold cigarettes in Luxembourg as part of a raft of new measures introduced on 1 August to combat smoking.
Other measures include a ban on smoking in the vicinity of children’s playgrounds, in private vehicles in which a child aged under 12 is also travelling and a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in closed public spaces (with the exception of smoking rooms).
The changes form part of the law of 13 June 2017, which enshrines into law the EU Directive 2014/40 and goes beyond its provisions.
“Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death. At least one in two smokers will die prematurely from a tobacco-related disease, mainly cardiovascular disease, cancer and tumors, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),” Luxembourg’s health ministry said in a press release.
The measures aim to both prevent exposure of young people and nonsmokers to the dangerous effects of second-hand smoke but also to prevent smoking from being normalised for young people.