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[Europe] Czech Republic Hangs a ‘No Smoking’ Sign After Years of Debate

Unlike most of Europe, the Czech Republic had remained tolerant of smoking until now — and it was up to restaurant owners to decide whether to allow it in their establishments. According to data from the European Union, 17 member states of the bloc hav
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 1, 2017 02:20
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[Europe] Campaigners push to hitch tobacco control onto sustainable development agenda

Anti-tobacco campaigners from across Europe today (31 May) called on their national governments to use the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to drive forward tobacco control legislation. Although the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directi
EurActiv
added May 31, 2017 17:56
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Celebrating 20 years of tobacco control in Europe

The European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention ... To find the answers to those questions, we probably do not need to go very far. Just one generation back in time and there you are. Remember the way we all used to put up with tobacco smoke, de
EurActiv
added May 29, 2017 18:54
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[Europe] BRILL: Don’t thwart an ally in the war on tobacco

Declining smoking rates in Europe mean less tax revenue for many fiscally strained governments. Trying to make up for these losses with a tax on e-cigarettes would be a big mistake, writes Alex Brill.
EurActiv
added May 11, 2017 14:04
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[Belgium, Europe] THE NANNY STATE INDEX 2017

launched by EPICENTER in March 2016 and was a media hit right across Europe. It is masterminded and led by IEA’s Christopher Snowdon branded through the European Policy Information Center (EPICENTER). The 2017 edition of the index will be revealed during
Nanny State Index [European Policy Information Center (EPICENTER)]
added May 11, 2017 02:28
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[Europe] Regulating consumers, ensuring public health?

Soft drinks, food, tobacco, alcohol and e-cigarettes are among the most regulated consumer products in Europe...EURACTIV organised a high-level Forum to discuss the way forward fir better regulation and public health and to discuss the findings of the Nan
EurActiv
added May 11, 2017 02:26
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Life expectancy gap between rich and poor US regions is 'more than 20 years'

“We have places where there’s an obesity epidemic, and we have an epidemic of smoking that’s coming down but still as high in some rural areas as Europe and the Middle East.”
The Guardian (uk)
added May 10, 2017 16:14
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[UK] Britain comes second in Europe for its ‘nannying’ rules on health

A Nanny State Index compiled by the European Policy Information Centre, a free market think tank, rates Britain as the second most illiberal country after Finland because of restrictions and bans, often linked to EU regulations. Europe’s most liberal nat
Times Of London (uk)
added May 10, 2017 16:13
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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 May 7, 2017 20:16
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[Togo] Global economic cost of smoking-attributable diseases

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 May 4, 2017 00:35
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