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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
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[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
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Vse.md: Bulgaria, Moldova among most actively smoking countries in Europe

Moldova and Bulgaria do not seem to be too eager to quit it, Vse.md 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
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[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.
CounterPunch
added May 11, 2016 19:54
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[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
JT International (JTI) (Japan Tobacco) (jp)
added May 4, 2016 17:07
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BAT sales beat estimates on gains across western Europe

reported sales growth that beat analysts’ estimates due to higher volumes in western Europe. A 13% jump in the number of cigarettes sold in western Europe helped BAT report first-quarter revenue that rose 7.5% at constant exchange rates. That compares wi
The Star (my)
added Apr 27, 2016 14:54
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[Europe] Germany: tobacco graphic health warnings to finally turn the tide?

Germany is set to introduce graphic health warnings. Despite tentative progress in recent years, Germany has historically been one of Europe’s poster children for tobacco control legislative failure. That reputation may begin to change from 20 May, when
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 16, 2016 11:13
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[South America/Caribbean] Forget Cuba, London's The Wellesley Hotel is a Cigar Lover's Paradise

With a humidor filled with $2 million worth of fine cigars, it boasts the biggest collection in all of Europe.
Maxim
added Apr 12, 2016 23:55
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Finland tops Europe’s first-ever ‘Nanny State’ index

Finland is the most heavily regulated country in Europe when it comes to alcohol, food and drinks, e-cigarettes and tobacco laws, followed by Sweden, the UK and Ireland, according to a new Nanny State Index published on Tuesday (5 April).
EurActiv
added Apr 6, 2016 16:46
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[Canada] Tobacco smugglers busted

About 60 people have been arrested for allegedly belonging to a ring of contraband tobacco smugglers that extended to South America and Europe, Quebec provincial police said Wednesday. The accused were allegedly members of a highly structured criminal o
Canadian Press
added Mar 31, 2016 20:12
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