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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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Response to WHO proposals for regulation of e-cigarettes

Response to WHO proposals for regulation of e-cigarettes

Opinion Today (26 August) the World Health Organization (WHO) published their report on e-cigarettes and their proposals for the future regulation of e-cigarettes. A copy of the report can be found here. As representatives of the Save E-cigs campaign, an organization that campaigns on behalf of vapers (e-cigarette users), their friends and their families, we are […]

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UK electronic cigarette company formally challenges Tobacco Products Directive

UK electronic cigarette company formally challenges Tobacco Products Directive

Totally Wicked, the UK’s leading electronic cigarette manufacturer has launched a legal challenge to the European Union’s recently adopted Tobacco Products Directive on the grounds that Article 20 of the Directive breaches established EU law. Specifically, that Article 20 represents a disproportionate impediment to the free movement of goods and the free provision of services, […]

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European Parliament ‘stands on public health side in tobacco vote’

European Parliament ‘stands on public health side in tobacco vote’

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today (26 February), the European Parliament endorsed an agreement for a new EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) reached with the Council last December. “This vote comes not a moment too soon given the challenges in reaching the adoption of the tobacco products directive. The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) hopes this will encourage member states […]

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105,000 smokers will be killed every year by TPD ban on e-cigarettes, say manufacturers

105,000 smokers will be killed every year by TPD ban on e-cigarettes, say manufacturers

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The planned EU ban on higher strength e-cigarettes used by 2.5 million Europeans will increase tobacco smoking and lead to 105,000 extra deaths every year, according to the respected economics consultancy, London Economics. The report shows that 210,000 fewer smokers per year will successfully quit smoking as a result of the ban with 9.6 million […]

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UK government announces under-18s ban for e-cigarettes

UK government announces under-18s ban for e-cigarettes

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the UK government’s first prohibitive move on the growing popularity of electronice cigarettes (e-cigarettes), under-18s in England are to be banned from buying them, the government has announced. The decision has been taken following expert testimony that it is not yet known what harm the tobacco-free devices may inflict and that their contents could […]

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Smoke Free Partnership welcomes compromise agreement on Tobacco Products Directive

Smoke Free Partnership welcomes compromise agreement on Tobacco Products Directive

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) has welcomed the compromise agreement that has been reached by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU on the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) today (18 December) and their continuing commitment to delivering a strong TPD before the end of the current parliamentary legislature despite the repeated delays throughout […]

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