Under new law, menthol cigarettes and tobacco will be completely banned in three years.
This means that by May 20 2020, smokers will no longer be able to buy menthol cigarettes, tobacco and other flavoured smoking options.
And by May 21 THIS YEAR 10 packs will no longer be available.
This may seem like a big change in a short time, but the process has already begun without the majority of us even realising.
What are menthol cigarettes?
A menthol cigarette is flavored with compound menthol, a substance which triggers the cold-sensitive nerves in the skin without actually providing a drop in temperature.
The complete ban which will take place by 2020, also includes the ban of tobacco, "lipstick-style" cigarettes and flavours such as vanilla and strawberry.
The 'phase out' has already begun and continues this May with quantity restrictions affecting the sales of both tobacco and cigarettes.
When is this happening?
The 'phase out' began last May when the packaging became standardised.
According to charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), this was to make smoking less attractive and deter young people from buying them.
The move towards the complete ban continues this year. By May 21 2017, 10 packs of the minty cigarettes will no longer be available.
Smokers will also only be able to purchase a minimum of 30 gram packets of hand-rolled tobacco.
Why is this being done?
The ban is part of a move towards making cigarettes and tobacco less attractive to buy.
It will also deter people from spending more money on smoking, says Amanda Sandford from ASH.
She said: "Cigarettes are already expensive and the price increase of cigarettes is a key factor in making people quit smoking.
"So by removing the packet of 10 cigarettes this means people will have to find that extra money for a packet.
"It will hit poorer smokers harder, who are usually younger smokers."
She added: "Paying £3 or £4 for a packet of 10 cigarettes at the moment might not seem so much to people and still leave them with change in their pockets.
"But when you have to spend £6/£7 even £9 people may think 'do I really need this packet?'
Speaking about the introduction of minimum weights of tobacco, Ms Sandford added:"This is again to deter people as they will have to spend more.
"At the moment people are able to buy it in packets of 10g, 20g and so on."
Are menthol cigarettes really less harmful for you?
Amanda said there was evidence to suggest that menthol cigarettes make it easier for people to smoke.
“It is naturally hard to inhale smoke and for many the first time they smoke it is repugnant, but people persevere and that it when they become addicted," she said.
“There is evidence that menthol cigarettes relax the airways and the flavour masks the harshness of the smoke, therefore younger people find it easier to smoke.
“However it is an absolute myth that menthol cigarettes are better for you.
“All cigarettes are harmful and menthol cigarettes are just as dangerous as normal cigarettes.”