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HAYES: More must be done to stub out the scourge of tobacco use in Europe

Arguments will be made that we are overregulating the tobacco industry but if we sit back and do nothing the 700,000 Europeans that die in 2015 from smoking could be a significantly higher figure in 10 years' time.
The Parliament Magazine (be)
added May 19, 2015 08:40

[USA] Obama's plans for trade deals with Asia and Europe in tatters after Senate vote

Opponents have been emboldened by the growing influence of liberal senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and were joined by all but one Senate Democrat in voting against moving forward with TPA.
The Guardian (uk)
added May 13, 2015 11:53

[Germany] 70 years ago today ... Victory in Europe Day

The German mark was replaced with cigarettes and soap as barter items. The average pack of cigarettes passed through seven people before the cigarettes were smoked.
Nevada Appeal
added May 8, 2015 11:06

[UK] Guernsey could take the lead on new anti-smoking laws

People in Guernsey are being told they could be "the vanguard of Europe" when it comes to anti-smoking laws. Last week the government backed plans to investigate the introduction of plain packaging of cigarettes, though a call to impose smoke-free zones
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added May 6, 2015 12:37

[Romania] International Experts, Industry and Law Enforcement Join to Combat Illegal Trade and Shadow Economy in Europe

“One of the main issues related to the shadow economy is illegal trade in tobacco products, because it’s linked to organized crime. ..." “International Conference on the Shadow Economy and Taxation” is co-hosted by the International Tax and Investment
Business Wire
added Apr 24, 2015 13:30

Marlboro-maker Philip Morris raises profit view on strong Europe demand

shares are on track for their best day in over six years after the maker of Marlboro cigarettes raised its full-year profit forecast as it sold more cigarettes at higher prices, especially in Europe.
added Apr 17, 2015 12:38

[France, UK] Educational differences in the impact of pictorial cigarette warning labels on smokers: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Europe surveys

The warning labels implemented in France in 2010 and in the UK in 2008 with pictures on one side of the cigarette package did not succeed in increasing warning salience, but did increase avoidance. The labels did not increase educational inequalities amo
Tobacco Control
added Apr 15, 2015 08:53

Austria falls in line with Europe to ban smoking in restaurants

Austria on Friday finally decided to ban smoking in cafes and restaurants from 2018 after years of debate in a country famed for its cafe culture. "We have at last joined Europe in terms of protecting non-smokers," Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser said.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:06

[Belarus, Ukraine] Two dead after plane carrying 'cigarette smugglers' crashes into house while flying low 'to avoid radar'

A plane police say was attempting to smuggle thousands of packets of cigarettes into Europe has hit a power line and crashed, killing at least two people on board. It is believed the Antonov An-2 multi-role light utility biplane was flying low in order
The Mirror (uk)
added Apr 6, 2015 16:33

[Czech Republic] Czechs Plan to Shed ‘Chimney of Europe’ Tag With Smoking Ban

the last European Union member to still allow unrestricted smoking in restaurants, is preparing to outlaw the practice, the health minister said. Support for the ban is rising in the country of 10.5 million, where restaurants aren’t required to separate s
Bloomberg News
added Mar 27, 2015 11:51
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