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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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To #Vape or not to Vape? That is the question

To #Vape or not to Vape? That is the question

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Despite decades of efforts to counter the problem, smoking remains a major public health risk for Europeans as the number of smokers in the world has increased rather than fallen, writes Martin Banks. But what is perhaps less well known is that tens of thousands of people have been helped to quit smoking – by […]

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#Tobacco: Court defends EU directive on tobacco products

#Tobacco: Court defends EU directive on tobacco products

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has today (4 May) ruled against Poland, Romania, Philip Morris and others on the future EU-wide prohibition on menthol cigarettes, the standardisation of cigarette packaging, and the special rules for electronic cigarettes are lawful. The Court’s decisions were in response to three cases that concerned the EU Tobacco Products Directive. Menthol flavoured […]

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European Court to hear electronic cigarette challenge to Tobacco Products Directive

European Court to hear electronic cigarette challenge to Tobacco Products Directive

UK based Totally Wicked, the UK’s leading independent electronic cigarette manufacturer, will formally challenge the validity of Article 20 of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) at the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Luxembourg on 1 October 2015 at 14h30 (CET).  The CJEU’s decision, expected early next year, will determine whether Article […]

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Totally Wicked vs. the EU’s Tobacco Directive: Sound science and responsible policy prevail — for now

Totally Wicked vs. the EU’s Tobacco Directive: Sound science and responsible policy prevail — for now

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Gilbert Ross, MD, The American Council on Science and Health, New York The EU’s five-year process of revising the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has resulted in a nearly-unmitigated disaster. Eschewing at every opportunity science-based (or even rational) policy, a conflicted, unaccountable bunch of commissars, (I mean commissioners) working in secret and in concert with […]

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