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[Netherlands] Europe’s largest pension fund to drop tobacco and nuclear weapons

Europe’s biggest pension fund, ABP of the Netherlands, plans to ax tobacco and nuclear weapons from its investment portfolio. The €405bn scheme joins a growing list of institutional investors in shunning stocks they deem harmful to the environment and t
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:34
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[Canada, Europe, UK, USA] Stop-smoking drug hailed as 'the most effective medication' for ditching cigarettes, increases the risk of a heart attack by up to 34% AND is linked to self-harm, study finds

Varenicline, which is prescribed under the brand name Chantix in the US and Champix in Europe, significantly raises users' chances of being hospitalized or visiting an emergency room for a cardiovascular-related event even if it is taken for the recommen
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 21, 2017 16:14
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Germany E-Cigarette Market 2017-2023: Forecast by Device Type (Disposable, Rechargeable and Modular), Demography (Gender, Income Group and Age Group) and Competitive Landscape - Research and Markets

With one of the largest population in the European countries, Germany's smoking population is second to U.K. Leading e-cigarette brands from U.S., China, and Europe have realized the potential of this budding industry and have penetrated the market to le
Business Wire
added Dec 21, 2017 06:19
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[Norway] Switzerland Takes Top Spot in Europe for Sky-High Prices: Chart

while expensive tobacco propelled Norway to third place
Bloomberg News
added Dec 21, 2017 06:19
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Be careful of lithium ion batteries, Europe warns Christmas air travellers

EASA also said that if devices cannot be carried in the cabin, such as when passengers have to put carry-on bags in the hold due to a lack of space in the cabin, airlines should remember to ask passengers to remove any spare batteries or e-cigarettes.
Reuters
added Dec 21, 2017 06:18
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Global economic cost of smoking-attributable diseases [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoking imposes a heavy economic burden throughout the world, particularly in Europe and North America, where the tobacco epidemic is most advanced. These findings highlight the urgent need for countries to implement stronger tobacco control measures to a
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 04:46
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[Burma/Myanmar] Robaina Tobacco Family Partners With The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company

The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company plans to roll out the Don Alejo Robaina Cigar brand in 2018, with plans to distribute in Europe, North America, and Asian markets. The Don Alejo Robaina brand will be dedicated to the memory of the "Godfather of Cuban t
PR Newswire
added Dec 8, 2017 22:39
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Busy airports implement smoke-free policies

Approximately 2.7 billion people pass through 50 of the busiest airports in North America, Europe, and Asia each year. Of that list of airports only 23 have indoor smoke-free policies.
WGCL-TV CBS 46 (Atlanta, GA)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:02
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S&D calls for traceability of tobacco in Europe

An independent traceability system for tobacco products is urgently needed, according to the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament. But some members of the European Parliament’s health and environment committee raised objections
New Europe
added Nov 30, 2017 15:20
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BURNING PROBLEM Russia’s dire economics are forcing smokers to grow their own tobacco

Russians’ real disposable income fell for the fourth month in a row... Meanwhile, tax hikes on tobacco have made cigarette prices nearly double since 2013—a challenge to one of Europe’s heaviest-smoking populations. The solution to this smoldering probl
Quartz
added Nov 28, 2017 19:08
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