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COPD is on the European Commission’s agenda, EU health chief says

European Commission does not plan specific targets or a harmonised approach for the prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Instead, it says it will ensure tobacco control policies are properly implemented in the member states.
EurActiv
added Dec 5, 2017 18:10
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[Europe] EU health boss Andriukaitis ‘does not listen’

Peter van der Mark is the Secretary-General of ESTA, the European Smoking Tobacco Association. This opinion-piece is in reaction to an interview published last week.
EurActiv
added Dec 5, 2017 18:09
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BRIEF-Egypt's Eastern Co to Launch New Product with British American Tobacco

LAUNCH NEW PRODUCT 'PALL MALL' IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO CO DURING DEC AT CONSUMER SALES PRICE OF EGP
Reuters
added Dec 5, 2017 17:54
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[Italy] Italian study: No health concerns observed in medium term e-cig users

A study by renowned tobacco harm reduction expert Prof. Riccardo Polosa and his team, indicated that there are no health concerns associated with medium term use of e-cigarettes in non-smokers.
Vaping Post (ch)
added Dec 5, 2017 17:05
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[UK] Propensity for smoking linked to molecules in specific brain regions, say scientists

By creating a map of the brain based on post mortem tissue samples, researchers have been able to understand why certain behaviours – including smoking – are linked with certain brain areas. “We studied the molecular makeup of the brain and isolated tho
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 5, 2017 17:01
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[Czech Republic] More daily drinkers, smokers among Czechs

About 27 percent of Czechs, or 2.4 million people aged over 15, smoke everyday last year. Five years ago, the portion of daily smokers was 23 percent.
Prague Daily Monitor (cz)
added Dec 5, 2017 16:59
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[UK] BAT reveals second interim dividend ahead of quarterly move

British American Tobacco has declared a second interim dividend of 43.6p per ordinary share this year, to be paid in February as it makes a move to paying out returns on a quarterly basis. The dividend will be payable on 8 February to shareholders regist
Digital Look (uk)
added Dec 5, 2017 13:53
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[Australia] City to tighten smoking laws

Smoking on Albany beaches and playgrounds could be prohibited in the next two years as the City of Albany plans to reduce exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke. Last year the City endorsed a public health plan which vowed to “reduce community exposure to
West Australian (au)
added Dec 5, 2017 13:50
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[Asia, India] Teens' smoking influenced by parents' habits: Study

Key Findings of the Study: • 89% teenagers agreed that if it's ok for their parents to smoke, then it's ok for them too. • 87% teenagers believe that watching actors smoke in movies promotes smoking among the audience.
ANI (in)
added Dec 5, 2017 13:27
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[UK] Little Waster's trademark cigarette sees DVD advert banned, plus 4 jokes outlawed because they 'might upset women, the bereaved and encourage drinking'

Bobby Thompson... was known as “the little waster...an advert to promote a DVD using old footage of shows has now fallen foul of advertising rules, which bans cigarettes and smoke. His cigarette has been digitally removed from the footage, but Clearcast,
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Dec 5, 2017 13:18
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