Direcția Generală Sănătate și Siguranță Alimentară
World No Tobacco Day 2015: Eurobarometer reveals that tobacco use is down by 2 percentage points in the EU since 2012, but 26% of Europeans are still smokers In the age category 15 to 24 years the reduction is 4 percentage points (25% vs 29%). Average age of starting smoking remains unchanged at 17.6 years. 59% of smokers have tried to quit – 19% in the past 12 months. 12% of Europeans have tried e-cigarettes, compared to 7% in 2012.
SCCS publishes Opinion on Silica, Hydrated Silica, and Silica Surface Modified with Alkyl Silylates (nano form) Synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) materials are used in cosmetics and other consumer products including pharmaceuticals and foods. This is the first scientific Opinion based on information submitted via the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP). Deadline for comments: 26 June 2015.
Conference on Innovative Financing: Opportunities for Active & Healthy Ageing (Brussels, 3 June 2015) The conference seeks to highlight how we can practically leverage public and private financial instruments and maximise synergies in the area of active & healthy ageing in the EU.