Under the new rules, warning about the dangers of Smoking to health will have to take 65% of the space on the front and back sides of a pack of cigarettes.

Innovations will come into force on 20 may this year, however, new bundles will not go on sale until then, until you disappear from the shelves of cigarettes in packs of the old sample. On the sale of the old packs can take up to a year.

According to acting still the regulations, warning about harm of Smoking should occupy not less than 30% of the area of the front of cigarette packs and not less than 40% at the rear.

Tobacco companies Philip Morris and British American Tobacco attempted to challenge the introduction of new rules.

Representatives of companies argued that the European Union is exceeding its mandate.