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Europe lifts warning on Pfizer smoking cessation drug

European regulators have lifted a warning on Pfizer's smoking cessation drug Champix - called Chantix in the United States - after a clinical study concluded it did not appear to increase the risk of neuropsychiatric side effects.
added May 23, 2016 18:45

[Europe] EU health chief compares tobacco deaths with terrorism

Andriukaitis wondered “Why we don’t see headlines, why we are so blind, so silent” in Europe concerning tobacco...“Two terrorist attacks in Brussels are very dangerous, but of course 700,000 premature deaths are also very dangerous,” he said referring to
added May 20, 2016 14:30

[Europe] No plain packaging for cigarettes in Ireland - yet

Donal Buggy, of the Irish Cancer Society, said Ireland had missed the chance to lead the reform and become one of the first countries in Europe to do it. "The sooner plain packs are on the shelves in Ireland the better," he said.
Irish Examiner (ie)
added May 20, 2016 13:59

New Extreme EU Tobacco Laws Come Into Force on May 20

“This is an attack on adult consumers’ freedom of choice and yet another example of extreme regulation...The measures in the Directive are so complex..." Politicians in Europe are going into direct battle with smokers who will see the new packs for the fi
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added May 19, 2016 17:20
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UK court strikes down tobacco packaging challenge

A legal challenge by the tobacco industry against plain packaging in the U.K. has failed, opening the door for cigarette packs to be stripped of branding across the country and setting a precedent for other countries in Europe.
CBS MarketWatch
added May 19, 2016 16:22

In Victory for Global Health, UK High Court Upholds Plain Tobacco Packaging Law – Innovative Strategy Spreads from Australia to Europe

We applaud these governments for standing strong against industry opposition and putting the health of their people first. These countries are providing much-needed leadership in combatting a global epidemic that will otherwise kill one billion people thi
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 19, 2016 14:24

[Austria, UK] BATES: Professor Glantz brings his anti-vaping crusade to Europe - I review his presentation

I think he is over-claiming the benefits and ignoring the costs of his preferred policies. However, if this is an exemplary tobacco control model, we could briefly digress and check on the terrible toll this policy must be taking on the value of the mos
The Counterfactual (Clive Bates blog) (uk)
added May 17, 2016 17:15
12 Views Bulgaria, Moldova among most actively smoking countries in Europe

Moldova and Bulgaria do not seem to be too eager to quit it, writes. Moldova is one of the most actively smoking countries in Europe. This is the conclusion drawn by Czech scientist Jakub Marian in a study on the tobacco use on the continent.
Focus English News (bg)
added May 12, 2016 15:55

[Asia-pacific] HUDSON: The Dangers of Free Trade Agreements: TTIP’s Threat to Europe’s Elderly

Last week the European Court of Justice upheld the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive... But the tobacco companies vowed to fight back, and the TTIP is now their major hope.
added May 11, 2016 19:54

[Europe] CJEU Rulings on Tobacco Products Directive Bring Additional Confusion

“It is regrettable that the Court has decided to endorse the proliferation of different regulations for the same product across the European Union”, said Vassilis Vovos, JTI’s Western Europe Regional President. “This ruling goes against a fundamental pur
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added May 4, 2016 17:07
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