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[Europe] Countries urged to sink health risks from asbestos, second-hand smoke and toxic chemicals by 2015

30 countries at the third meeting of the Environment and Health Task Force agreed to boost action to free Europe from asbestos-related diseases and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke and toxic chemicals. The meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium on
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 16, 2013 12:49

Towards a greater understanding of the illicit tobacco trade in Europe: a review of the PMI funded ‘Project Star’ report [FREE FULL TEXT]

PS overestimates illicit cigarette levels in some European countries and suggests PMI's supply chain control is inadequate. Its publication serves the interests of PMI over those of the EU and its member states. PS requires greater transparency, external
Tobacco Control
added Dec 12, 2013 02:21

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Announces Two Grants to Fund Cancer Nursing Centers of Excellence in Russia and the Czech Republic

The Eastern Europe Nurses' Center of Excellence for Tobacco Control is being funded through a two-year, $350,000 grant to the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC). The center will be based in Prague, Czech Republic, and provide smoking
CBS MarketWatch
added Dec 10, 2013 13:01

Despite Sky-High Tobacco Taxes and Ad Bans, Some Europeans Are Smoking More

Is Europe losing the war against smoking? The prevalence of smoking has risen in France, the Czech Republic, and Albania since 2005, and smoking by girls and women is increasing at an “alarming” rate” across much of the Continent, the World Health Organi
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Dec 6, 2013 18:10

[Ireland] Minister expecting fight on tobacco

"It was reported to me that they were in Europe in the Commissioner's office and, I can't verify this, but they were threatening that they would sue Ireland for our national gross domestic products in relation to intellectual property," Dr Reilly said.
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Dec 6, 2013 07:23

[Turkmenistan] Tobacco-free Europe achievable: day 1 of Ashgabat conference on noncommunicable diseases

On the first day of the Ashgabat conference on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), participants considered the impact of NCDs on development and the challenges they pose to health systems, and discussed the proposed Ashgabat declaration, committing countrie
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 6, 2013 01:32

[Turkmenistan] Aspiring to a tobacco-free future in Europe

the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region pledged to accelerate their efforts to fully implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) by signing the Ashgabat Declaration during the WHO Ministerial Conference on the Prevention a
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 6, 2013 01:30

Russia could be the "big prize" for wine sector claims tobacco chief

Speaking at the recent Wine Vision conference in London, Johnstone shared BAT’s experiences and lessons in tobacco retailing in Russia and Eastern Europe at Wine Vision and said there was much the wine and drinks industry could learn from its experienc (William Reed Business Media Ltd) (uk)
added Dec 4, 2013 07:44

[UK] Excitement Building for Europe's Only e-Cigarette Industry Event Next Month in London

Confirmed attendees on 4th - 5th December 2013 include E-Lites, UK eCig Store, Vapelux, TripleHalo, NicoVentures, JT International, Gamucci and OK Electronic Trading. Find the full programme, speaker list and registration form at http://www.ecigeurope.c
PR Newswire
added Dec 3, 2013 20:53

Europeans Keep Smoking Crown as French Cigarette Use Rises

The WHO’s statistics suggest that while Europe has led the world in increasing cigarette taxes, the region may need to strengthen smoking bans and advertising restrictions to cut tobacco-related illnesses. “I’m totally hooked,” said Sarra Nedjai, a 25-ye
Bloomberg News
added Dec 3, 2013 12:26
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