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Announcement: Moody's: Price increases and stronger product mix to offset European tobacco companies' declining volumes

whilst the pace of volume decline in Western Europe slowed in 2014-15, Moody's notes there is risk it could accelerate again during the next 12-18 months as a result of new legislation designed to reduce smoking.... Moody's report titled "Tobacco -- Europ
Moody's Investors Service
added Jun 15, 2016 14:51

[Europe] Black market cigarette trade increases in Ireland

According to a report by KPMG, Ireland now has the sixth largest black trade market for cigarettes across the whole of Europe. The report also showed that 65 different illicit ‘white brand’ cigarettes were identified in Ireland in 2015.
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Jun 10, 2016 21:52

Revealed: The vastly different fines dished out for misdemeanors committed in cities across Europe

If you're caught smoking in a restricted area in Stockholm, meanwhile, or Helsinki, you'll merely be asked to move along.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 8, 2016 19:43

Big Tobacco is Losing Ground in Europe

“The business case is positive,” said Axa’s soon-to-be CEO Thomas Buberl. “It makes no sense for us to continue our investments within the tobacco industry. The human cost of tobacco is tragic — its economic cost is huge.”
Triple Pundit
added Jun 8, 2016 18:12

[Cyprus] A third of Cypriots smoke

As many as one third of Cypriots smoke, creating one of the highest percentages in Europe, Health Minister Giorgos Pamporidis said on Monday at the start of an island-wide anti-smoking campaign. Addressing a press conference, Pamboridis noted that “smok (Cyprus Magazine) (cy)
added May 30, 2016 19:54

One third of people in Cyprus smoke, passive smoking at 55 percent of workplaces

Cypriot Health Minister George Pamborides has said. "Smoking constitutes a primary risk factor in Cyprus since we have one of the highest percentages of smokers in Europe, estimated to be 31 percent of the population,” Pamborides said.
Famagusta Gazette (cy)
added May 30, 2016 19:47

[Czech Republic, Europe] Surveys consistently reveal most Czechs favour ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants

Are we out of step with the rest of Europe? “We most definitely are. We are, really… in fact behind even Russia, which is alarming. It is kind of sad that we are the ‘last’ country. There are questions why that is and the fact is that there is a very str
Czech Radio 7 - Radio Prague (cz)
added May 27, 2016 22:24

E-cigarette use rose rapidly in UK, France: European study

The number of people in France and Britain who have tried an electronic or e-cigarette has risen sharply in just two years, according to a Europe-wide study published on Tuesday... It found that France had the highest use of e-cigarettes, with the propo
added May 25, 2016 04:23

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
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