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New EU rule changes would mean bad news for #Smokers and #Vapers alike

New EU rule changes would mean bad news for #Smokers and #Vapers alike

| July 9, 2020

In its conclusions in June, the European Council approved a new consensus on excise duties on tobacco. The member states suggest rule changes that would increase the price of tobacco, and equally affect non-tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, writes Bill Wirtz.  Since 2011, the European Union has had a common minimum excise duty on tobacco […]

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Berlin conference charts the way forward for European #tobacco control

Berlin conference charts the way forward for European #tobacco control

| March 29, 2020

European policymakers’ attention has understandably been monopolised by the coronavirus crisis. Brussels is nevertheless trying to keep its finger on the myriad other issues affecting the bloc. On March 24th, for example, ministers cheered the green light given to accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia as an encouraging sign that the European institutions are […]

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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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#Tobacco lobby impeding Swiss public health policy progress

#Tobacco lobby impeding Swiss public health policy progress

| November 28, 2019

A new report by the Federal Commission for the Prevention of Tobacco Use has slammed Switzerland’s tobacco control measures, blaming heavy industry lobbying for watering down Swiss public health policies. It’s a problem that has left the country lagging behind on regulations, particularly regarding electronic cigarettes and other vaping or heated tobacco products, and prompting commission president […]

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MPs want British #Vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

MPs want British #Vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

| August 21, 2018

Vaping rules should be relaxed to allow the promotion of e-cigarettes as tools to help tobacco smokers quit, British lawmakers said on Friday (17 August), writes Ben Hirschler. This could include prescribing medically licensed e-cigarettes to assist smoking cessation efforts. Vaping, or using e-cigarettes, is estimated to be 95 percent less harmful than smoking conventional […]

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#IEA sets its sights on Brussels

#IEA sets its sights on Brussels

| August 1, 2018

Not content with its regular contact with British ministers, the Insititute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has set its sights on influencing European actors with its uncompromising free trade and deregulation message. The main issue at stake here is transparency, writes Catherine Feore. The Guardian and Greenpeace journalists (Unearthed) covertly videoed the Chief Executive of the […]

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Leading academic insists #ECigarettes are less harmful than tobacco

Leading academic insists #ECigarettes are less harmful than tobacco

| April 18, 2018

A leading academic says that electronic cigarettes are “considerably less harmful” than smoking tobacco. In a Q&A interview with this website, Italian academic Dr. Riccardo Polosa (pictured, below), said that such products are “unlikely to raise significant health concerns”, writes Martin Banks.   EU Reporter:  Millions of Europeans are now using electronic cigarettes, but are […]

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