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Anvisa standard devices on flavor and aroma in cigarettes were restored

Justice Cármen Lúcia, of the Supreme Federal Court (STF), granted an injunction in Complaint (RCL) 32787 to restore devices of Resolution 14/2012 of the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) that prohibit the addition of aroma and flavor to cigarettes. The devices had been suspended by a monocratic decision of the Federal Regional Court of the 1st Region (TRF-1).

In the complaint, the agency points out the increase in the consumption of cigarettes with additives between children and young people since the suspension of the decision by the court of first instance and the high cost to public health triggered by diseases related to the consumption of cigarettes.

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