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‘False fears’ about #Vaping stopping smokers using e-cigs: UK report

‘False fears’ about #Vaping stopping smokers using e-cigs: UK report

| March 5, 2020

More than half of UK smokers now wrongly believe that nicotine-containing “vapes” or e-cigarettes are as dangerous as tobacco cigarettes and these “false fears” are preventing smokers from switching, health experts said on Wednesday (4 March), writes Kate Kelland. In a report commissioned by the health agency Public Health England (PHE), scientists at King’s College […]

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Successful international operation seized more than 62 million #SmuggledCigarettes

Successful international operation seized more than 62 million #SmuggledCigarettes

| February 18, 2020

Successful co-operation between the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the Royal Malaysian Customs and the Belgian Customs led in February to the seizure of 62,6 million cigarettes destined to be smuggled into the European Union. Together with an earlier record-breaking seizure, nearly 200 million smuggled cigarettes have been prevented from entering the EU, writes Zain Ahmed. […]

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Taxing tobacco: European Commission publishes evaluation on taxation of #Tobacco in EU

Taxing tobacco: European Commission publishes evaluation on taxation of #Tobacco in EU

| February 11, 2020

The European Commission has published an evaluation of EU rules on the taxation of tobacco (Council Directive 2011/64/EU on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco). It highlights that while the current rules work well in terms of predictability and stability for member state fiscal revenue, it is no longer as […]

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#WHO launches new report on global #Tobacco use trends

#WHO launches new report on global #Tobacco use trends

| December 19, 2019

For the first time, the World Health Organization projects that the number of males using tobacco is on the decline, indicating a powerful shift in the global tobacco epidemic. The findings, published today (19 December) in a new WHO report, demonstrate how government-led action can protect communities from tobacco, save lives and prevent people suffering […]

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Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

| July 18, 2019

There are more than a 1.1 billion smokers in the world, and it’s estimated that 8 million people die every year as a result of their addiction to cigarettes. By any reasonable metric, smoking is perhaps the greatest and most salient public health emergency of our time. The scale of this crisis is magnified even […]

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European system of #TobaccoTraceability and security features operational

European system of #TobaccoTraceability and security features operational

| May 21, 2019

The European system of tobacco traceability and security features has become operational. The first producers in the EU have requested and received traceability markings for cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco products. This means that consumers will soon see new traceability markings on the packs, together with the required security features. The markings will enable national authorities to track […]

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Questions abound over EU’s #TrackAndTrace system

Questions abound over EU’s #TrackAndTrace system

| May 20, 2019

According to recent reports, the EU’s long-awaited track and trace (T&T) system for cigarettes is expected to be up and running in “maximum one year” after its official launch date of 20 May, 2019. The system was conceived under the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive, which aimed to help tackle the illicit trade in tobacco products […]

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