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[UK-Scotland] Scotland one of the worst for child health in western Europe, finds report

Labour Inequalites spokeswoman Monica Lennon said: “...This report highlights the failings of the SNPs decade in power to halt the impact deprivation has on a raft of health and wellbeing issues from smoking to breastfeeding.”
The Scotsman (uk)
added Jan 26, 2017 15:56
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What Did Neanderthals Leave to Modern Humans? Some Surprises

Neanderthal DNA can mean you’re more likely to get hooked on nicotine, even though there were no tobacco plants in archaic Europe. We think this might be because there’s a bit of Neanderthal DNA right next to a human gene that’s a neurotransmitter implic
New York Times
added Jan 20, 2017 14:41
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JAKAB: Smoke ‘em If You Got ‘Em (and Are a Toddler) in Russia

It turns out Russian two year olds are a lot worldlier than anyone knew. The country’s Health Ministry has proposed banning the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2014 according to Radio Free Europe. The regulators realize (one hopes) that the numbe
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Jan 13, 2017 22:47
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[Europe, Ireland] E-cigarettes likely to increase number of smokers who quit

Irish report is the first in Europe to examine the cost effectiveness of e-cigarettes
Irish Times (ie)
added Jan 7, 2017 18:59
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[Europe] Consort Medical shares go up in smoke as BAT unit terminates supply deal for Voke nicotine inhaler

Consort said Nivocations is terminating the deals with its Bespak Europe unit with immediate effect due to lack of a commercial launch of Voke before December 31.
Proactiveinvestors UK Ltd (uk)
added Jan 5, 2017 05:16
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[Europe] Austrian Families Minister wants smoking ban for under-18s

Austria has one of the highest rates of smoking among teenagers and young adults in Europe, with 52 percent of men aged 18 to 28 smoking, and 34 percent of women. Only Greeks, Bulgarians and Latvians smoke more than Austrians, according to a 2012 Euroba
The Local Austria (at)
added Jan 3, 2017 07:19
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7 Websites to Buy Cheap Hand Rolling Tobacco in UK and Europe

the number of people smoking hand-rolling tobacco has increased. Since EU regulations on nicotine and tar levels in cigarettes do not apply to rolling tobacco, consequently it is much cheaper than packaged cigarettes.
Insider Monkey
added Jan 3, 2017 07:17
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[Europe] Black Note Complies with Rigorous TPD Regulations Far Ahead of Deadline

Five of Black Note's real tobacco vaping liquids will continue to be sold throughout Europe in accordance with new European Union vaping regulations set forth in the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
PR Newswire
added Dec 22, 2016 16:04
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[UK] EU report backs joint effort to trace illicit cigarettes

A Europe-wide system to track cigarettes should be run by the industry together with independent third parties, according to a draft report commissioned by the EU, in a blow to the companies hoping to secure an individual contract and big tobacco groups.
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 22, 2016 15:42
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Europe must do more to stamp out lung cancer stigma

Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) is a non-profit pan-European organisation...we call upon all stakeholders to support...The promotion of effective prevention policies, which encourage smoking cessation, reduce exposure to carcinogens and control;
EurActiv
added Dec 20, 2016 22:17
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