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Out of puff: UK becomes of the most successful nationals in Europe for cutting down on smoking

A new survey shows only 18.9 per cent of men in the UK are smokers / Only 18.5 per cent of women still smoke, down from 25.7 per cent in early 2000s / Women were more likely to smoke than contemporaries over a decade ago / Sweden is the only country with
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 17, 2016 19:54

[Czech Republic] Czechs weary of being haven for smokers, eye ban for bars

Czech Republic may lose its place as one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe. The lower house of the nation's Parliament's lower house voted 118 - 23 on Friday to approve a smoking ban in bars, restaurants and cafes. Electronic cigarettes a
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 9, 2016 15:44

[Europe, UK] Ombudsman Ruling On Commission’s Tobacco Lobby Secrecy Welcomed By CEO

Corporate Europe Observatory welcomes her strongly worded final ruling, which rebukes the European Commission for maladministration over its violation of the UN rules. This decision by the Ombudsman follows the Commission’s rejection of her recommendatio
Blue and Green Tomorrow (University of Lincoln) (uk)
added Dec 9, 2016 13:47

Greece is Europe’s capital of second-hand smoke

The European Health Interview Survey – commissioned by the EU’s statistical office Eurostat – reported that 64.2 percent of Greeks take in second-hand smoke indoors daily, topping Croatia at 44.7 percent and Bulgaria at 40.5 percent.
New York Post
added Dec 8, 2016 04:07

WCO-OECD Regional Policy Dialogue: taking scope of illicit trade in Europe

In his opening remarks, Mr David Luna thanked the WCO for its’ international leadership on law enforcement and Customs security, highlighting its recent successes in Operation Gryphon II on countering illicit tobacco smuggling
World Customs Organization (be)
added Dec 8, 2016 02:47

[Europe, Greece] ARCHIVE: Greek smoking ban ineffective

Nearly nine years after it became law, Greece is still struggling to implement a smoking ban in public spaces. According to the latest Eurobarometer survey in 2009, Greeks used to smoke more than anyone else in Europe. The proportion of smokers in Gree
added Dec 7, 2016 16:44

Europe seeks a clear vision on e-cigarette taxation policy

While the European Commission is engaged in a consultation process on the taxing of e-cigarettes, seven EU member states have already instituted their own tax schemes. Between them, a variety of rates have been set. Unlike in the U.S., however, where se
ECigIntelligence (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 18:42

[Belarus, Eastern Europe, UK] VIDEO: Illegal cigarettes: How sniffer dogs uncover illicit trade

A BBC investigation has tracked how hundreds of millions of cigarettes made in one factory in Eastern Europe are being smuggled into the UK and sold illegally across the country. Smugglers buy the packs in Belarus for as little as 40p each then transport
BBC Online
added Dec 3, 2016 02:34

Patterns of Smoking and Snus Use in Sweden: Implications for Public Health

All these effects suggest that the availability and use of snus has been a major factor behind Sweden’s record-low prevalence of smoking and the lowest level of tobacco-related mortality among men in Europe.
MDPI AG (ch)
added Nov 29, 2016 03:43

[Europe] BAT Romania plans big investment in Ploiesti plant

plans to expand its plant in Ploiesti and turn it into the second-biggest cigarette factory in Europe, the group announced. “The company’s management will announce one of the most important investments in the Romanian economy in the next years: the devel
Romania Insider (ro)
added Nov 11, 2016 12:55
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