Well guess what? The results are in and it seems that—unlike in the UK where the Department of Health's front group respond en masse to these things—real people have responded. Over 80,000 of them in fact; 96% of whom are ordinary EU citizens. Shall we see what they said?
A significant majority of (citizen) respondents were against extending the scope of the Directive (ie further regulations).
A vast majority of (citizen) respondents ... were in favour of lifting the ban on snus.
A significant majority of (citizen) respondents disagreed with the regulation of ingredients at the EU level.
A significant majority of (citizen) respondents opposed limiting access to tobacco products.
Oh dear, oh dear. If you ever wondered why the government needs to create astro-turf groups and fake charities to manufacture support for its policies, wonder no more. Taking Liberties has the whole hilarious story. It's a must read.