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Can Macron get France to finally quit #smoking ?

Can Macron get France to finally quit #smoking ?

| April 14, 2018

Emmanuel Macron is gearing up to mark the first anniversary of his election as Elysee-watchers ask whether – or when – nationwide rail strikes will start testing his resolve for reform. For the young leader’s liberal agenda, it’s imperative the showdown over the railways not sap too much political capital or momentum. After all, the […]

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53 billion illegal #cigarettes consumed in EU last year

53 billion illegal #cigarettes consumed in EU last year

New KMPG report finds that governments lose up to €11.3 billion in revenues –  non-EU contraband and counterfeit increased to 88%. 53 billion illegal cigarettes were consumed in the European Union (EU) in 2015, which exceeds the legal market volume of Spain, according to a new report published today (8 June) by KPMG. Accounting for […]

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#lungcancer Europe awaits screening assessments for lung cancer

#lungcancer Europe awaits screening assessments for lung cancer

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan In a Europe of 500 million people, all of us potential patients, it may come as a surprise that the biggest cancer killer of all does not have a solid set of screening guidelines across the EU’s 28 member states. Yes, the EU has […]

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Commissioner Borg welcomes agreement on revision of Tobacco Products Directive

Commissioner Borg welcomes agreement on revision of Tobacco Products Directive

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I welcome the agreement reached at COREPER level today on the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive. It’s a direct outcome of the last trilogue between the European Parliament and member states on this important text for EU citizens. “This agreement – pending the vote in the European Parliament plenary and formal adoption by the […]

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Tobacco Directive: Preventing young from starting deadly habit

Tobacco Directive: Preventing young from starting deadly habit

Preventing young people from starting to smoke is the main aim of an update of European rules on tobacco products agreed by the Parliament. With 700,000 deaths a year, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the EU. Even though the number of smokers in EU is falling, one in four Europeans still […]

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