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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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MEP Cristian Bușoi establishes tobacco working group ahead of #Tobacco Products Directive revision

MEP Cristian Bușoi establishes tobacco working group ahead of #Tobacco Products Directive revision

| October 21, 2019

  The EU’s flagship Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is up for a scheduled review in 2021, but MEP Cristian Bușoi (EPP, Romania) is determined to start preparing the review now alongside his parliamentary colleagues. Bușoi, who has a history of fighting to regulate the tobacco industry, is establishing a new Working Group on the revision […]

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Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

| July 18, 2019

There are more than a 1.1 billion smokers in the world, and it’s estimated that 8 million people die every year as a result of their addiction to cigarettes. By any reasonable metric, smoking is perhaps the greatest and most salient public health emergency of our time. The scale of this crisis is magnified even […]

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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 #Tobacco directive: how the European Commission side-lined the European Parliament

The #Tobacco directive: how the European Commission side-lined the European Parliament

| February 16, 2018

It’s not often that the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) committee makes the news. Yet the upcoming February 20th meeting is slated to be a tense showdown between advocates for more European transparency and those trying to keep the European Commission’s opaque regulatory processes in place. On the ordre du jour […]

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