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[Estonia] Daily: Smoking While Pregnant Could Become Legally Sanctionable

A bill has been drafted by the Ministry of Justice that would make it illegal for pregnant women to engage in behaviors they know to be damaging to the fetus. A person can be held accountable for killing a human fetus, according to current law, but if t
Estonian Public Broadcasting [Eesti Rahvusringhääling] (ee)
added Aug 29, 2013 16:03
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Alcohol consumption, smoking and overweight as a burden for health care services utilization: a cross-sectional study in Estonia

Overweight and smoking had the largest impact on health care utilization in Estonia. Considering the high prevalence of these behavioural risk factors, health policies should prioritize preventive programs that promote healthy lifestyles in order to decr
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Aug 24, 2013 11:40
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[Estonia] Reforms Due to Bring Further Restrictions for Smokers

The Ministry of Social Affairs plans to introduce new tobacco policies in the autumn. They had been put on hold in anticipation of a strict new EU directive expected to be implemented next year.
Estonian Public Broadcasting [Eesti Rahvusringhääling] (ee)
added Aug 29, 2013 16:02
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[Estonia] Alcohol, Tobacco Still Eroding Healthy Life Expectancy, Experts Say

Healthy life expectancy has dropped in the last three years to just 55.5 - seven years off the EU average. Experts point to a combination of increased tobacco and alcohol use and financial insecurity from the last recession.
Estonian Public Broadcasting [Eesti Rahvusringhääling] (ee)
added Jul 16, 2013 05:05
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Estonian state wants to reduce tax-free alcohol and tobacco import

The Estonian government approved on Thursday of amendments to the draft law that toughens the conditions for bringing tax-free fuel, tobacco and alcohol to Estonia from third states, informs LETA.
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Jun 10, 2013 11:27
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[Estonia] Quarter of Cigarettes Smoked Are Illegal, Says Tax Authority

The Tax and Customs Board drew attention to an extensive black market for some goods, and pegged the share of illegal smokes at as much as 25 percent.
Estonian Public Broadcasting [Eesti Rahvusringhääling] (ee)
added May 22, 2013 13:12
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[Europe] Estonian officials are fighting against EU tobacco regulations

The Estonian Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications are critical towards the draft European Parliament and Council Directive on tobacco products, saying that the EU Tobacco Directive violates entrepreneurial rights and
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Feb 14, 2013 21:26
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[Europe] Tough warning pictures will be printed on packs of cigarettes in Estonia

Estonian Social Ministry is compiling tobacco policy Green Book that will include a proposal, based on an EU directive, to "adorn" packs of cigarettes with tough warning pictures
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Oct 19, 2012 08:01
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[Estonia, Russia] Duty-Free Allowances on Border Could Become Weekly Limits

Officials plan to tighten up the rules on duty-free allowances for cigarettes and alcohol on Estonia's border with Russia.
Estonian Public Broadcasting [Eesti Rahvusringhääling] (ee)
added Oct 9, 2012 03:10
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Estonian retailers oppose further limitations imposed on tobacco sales and consumption

The Estonian Association of Retailers finds that instead of opposing new tobacco bans and limitations, the State ought to increase the efficiency of supervision of existing standards and pay more attention on limiting the illegal tobacco market, writes L
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Aug 12, 2012 19:00
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