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[New Zealand] Quit Smoking Drug From Eastern Europe Better Than Nicotine Tx? Cytisine clinical trial says yes.

The drug yielded a 1-month continuous abstinence rate of 40% compared with 31% among quit line callers provided nicotine patches along with gum or lozenges (P<0.001), Natalie Walker, PhD, of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and colleagues found.
MedPage Today
added Dec 28, 2014 12:24

Key To Quit Smoking May Be Found In Cytisine, Cheap Extract Found In Golden Rain Trees

A cheap plant extract that is mainly isolated to certain parts of Central and Eastern Europe might help you to stop smoking, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Cytisine is similar to nicotine in that it can be qui
Medical Daily
added Dec 27, 2014 23:20

[UK] Electronic Cigarettes International Group Launches the First ‘Blending Boutique’ with Their VIP® Brand in the United Kingdom to Surpass over 120 Shops and Outlets in Europe

VIP®, one of the United Kingdom’s leading e-cigarette brands and a wholly-owned subsidiary of ECIG, opened its first dedicated ‘Blending Boutique’ located in East London, the first of its kind in the UK. The boutique debuted in Westfield Stratford City sh
Business Wire
added Dec 20, 2014 15:17

[UK] Nerudia's £11m Speke e-cigarette factory will create 150 jobs

An £11m investment in Speke will create Europe’s biggest nicotine manufacturing site, leading to 150 jobs. Joint venture Nerudia is a partnership between two entrepreneurs who founded one of the UK’s first electronic cigarette brands, and a global pharm
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Dec 5, 2014 10:59

[UK] Ecigarette products bring business to Liverpool ($$)

As the last cigarette manufacturing plant in the UK faces closure, two entrepreneurs are set to open Europe’s largest producer of nicotine products for ecigarettes in Liverpool, a sign of the rapid change in the industry.
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 3, 2014 12:02

Ireland pushes Europe's anti-smoking drive with plain packaging

Ireland is pushing ahead to be the first EU state with plain packaging for cigarettes despite fierce opposition from tobacco companies. As part of Dublin's plan to make Ireland a smoke-free society by 2025—meaning a prevalence rate of under five percen
Medical Xpress (
added Dec 1, 2014 06:32

[UK] Des Naughton resigns from Nicoventures: British American Tobacco loses ecigarette managing director

Naughton will leave BAT on 28 February 2015 after nearly 20 years with the tobacco giant, four of which has been on the manage­ment board. In that time, he has also been group operations director and regional director for Eastern Europe.
City A.M. (uk)
added Nov 21, 2014 12:01

Weekly Tobacco Note: What Do Massachusetts, Europe and Asia Have In Common?

Last week we wrote articles on the impact of illicit cigarettes on the revenues of the Marlboro brand in three geographies, Massachusetts, Europe and Asia… In this weekly tobacco note, we summarize our results from these three articles.
added Nov 18, 2014 11:26

Regulatory Threat Hits European Tobacco Growth Prospects

Tobacco profit growth in Europe will be more subdued than previously predicted as smokers switch to cheaper brands and tighter regulations turn people away from lighting up, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Bloomberg News
added Oct 30, 2014 14:23

Relation between national-level tobacco control policies and individual-level voluntary home smoking bans in Europe

Conclusions Government tobacco control policies are positively related to the individual-level tobacco policy of having an in-home smoking ban.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 09:01
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