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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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#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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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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Spotlight on #TobaccoControl in #Bucharest, but industry disinformation persists

Spotlight on #TobaccoControl in #Bucharest, but industry disinformation persists

| April 18, 2019

Romania, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, hosted the 4th annual meeting of the European Network for Smoking Prevention (ENSP) from March 27th to 29th in Bucharest. The event allowed representatives from every corner of the public health sector to discuss how to optimise tobacco control strategies. Academics from Harvard rubbed shoulders with Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, while […]

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#EP Debate: We need to put the reins on Big Tobacco

#EP Debate: We need to put the reins on Big Tobacco

| February 1, 2019

As always, the devil is in the details. That was the overall conclusion of a public hearing on the illicit tobacco trade in Europe organized by MEP Cristian Silviu Bușoi in the European Parliament on January 29th.  Bușoi has emerged as one of the most vocal MEPs in the on-going fight to decouple the European […]

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The EU cracks down on #Tobacco, but does it go far enough?

The EU cracks down on #Tobacco, but does it go far enough?

| January 15, 2019

New reports suggesting that Germany will back the European Commission’s crackdown on tobacco waste are just the latest sign that Europe is taking increasingly decisive action on cigarettes. Activists will no doubt cheer comments from German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze that those who produce tobacco filters (and other disposable plastic products) should fund the clean-up […]

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