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[UK] British women have second worst life expectancy in Europe

levels of alcohol consumption, tobacco use and the numbers of people who are overweight or obese, which are among the major risk factors for early death, remain “alarmingly high” across Europe. It said: “The European region has the highest levels of alco
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 23, 2015 11:50
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Smoking, alcohol, obesity tar Europe's bill of health – WHO

"If rates of smoking and alcohol consumption and obesity do not decline we may risk the gains in life expectancy we have seen -- which may mean that the next generation may lead shorter lives...Europeans still smoke and drink more than people anywhere el
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Sep 23, 2015 11:44
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[UK] Young Europeans may die at earlier age than their grandparents, says WHO

Young people across Europe may die at an earlier age than their grandparents if the region fails to curb smoking, drinking...Sugar taxes are among the measures governments should consider...53-member WHO European region, 30% of the population smokes
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 23, 2015 11:40

[Europe, Poland, UK] British American Tobacco turns to ecigarettes to stay ahead but share price closed on five-day low

BAT hopes to extend its reach through Europe and expand beyond its tobacco cigarettes to make the most of the growing ecigarette movement – which are widely viewed as a healthier option.
City A.M. (uk)
added Sep 23, 2015 11:05

Europe has 'alarming' rates of smoking, drinking and obesity: WHO

In a report on health in its European Region, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that while many countries had reduced risk factors for premature death, rates of obesity, tobacco use and alcohol consumption "remain alarmingly high". "Europeans dri
added Sep 22, 2015 21:15

[Poland, UK] UPDATE 1-BAT to buy Polish e-cigarette firm, signs deal with RJ Reynolds (Adds details)

British American Tobacco Plc said it would buy Poland's CHIC Group, owner of Europe's largest e-cigarette retailing network, and signed a vapour technology-sharing term sheet with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co, a unit of Reynolds American Inc. The deals are the
added Sep 22, 2015 11:36

WHO aims to make Europeans start moving, stop smoking

Wednesday launched strategies aimed at getting Europeans to start moving and stop smoking over the next decade to defuse what it termed the ticking time-bomb of sedentary lifestyles. “Health systems across the region (Europe) risk being crippled by peopl
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Sep 18, 2015 11:04

WHO European Region Member States commit to denormalizing tobacco

The roadmap was presented to the 65th session of the Regional Committee for Europe in Vilnius, Lithuania, "The generation growing up now cannot comprehend that people used to smoke on airplanes, buses, in restaurants or in offices. The achievements of th
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 17, 2015 12:55

[Europe] HEPPNER: FDA, From a Distance

It is a great honor for me, as a European, to be working for FDA. I am one of the two Locally Employed Staff (Foreign Service nationals) currently working in FDA’s Europe Office in Brussels, Belgium.... I am analyzing the range of science and policy issue
FDA Blogs
added Aug 27, 2015 12:32

EDITORIAL: Clashing Views on E-Cigarettes

Strong regulation is needed in Europe and the United States to protect young people from advertising and promotions designed to lure them into trying e-cigarettes and perhaps getting hooked on them. America’s Food and Drug Administration needs to issue r
New York Times
added Aug 24, 2015 06:58
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