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Who is afraid of smoking bans? An evaluation of the effects of the Spanish clean air law on expenditure at hospitality venues    ensp.org

In January 2011 Spain modified clean air legislation in force since 2006, removing all existing exceptions applicable to hospitality venues. Although this legal reform was backed by all political par[...]

The α7 nicotinic receptor agonist ABT-107 decreases L-dopa-induced dyskinesias in parkinsonian monkeys    epda.eu.com

The present results suggest that drugs targeting either α7 or β2 nAChRs may be useful as antidyskinetic agents in Parkinson's disease.[...]

[Press release] France is on the right track in the fight against tobacco epidemic in Europe    epha.org

September 25 2014, Brussels - Today, the French government outlined new legislation (1) to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes following Ireland (2) and the UK's recent initiatives (3). I[...]

Parkinson disease and smoking revisited    epda.eu.com

Authors propose that ease of smoking cessation is an aspect of premanifest PD similar to olfactory dysfunction, REM sleep disorders, or constipation and suggests that the apparent neuroprotective eff[...]

Achieving a tobacco free generation – “stopping them from starting”    who.int

Finland uses a range of legislative measures to end tobacco use. Its goal is to reduce the proportion of smokers in the adult population to or below 2% by 2040. Achieving a tobacco free generation is[...]

Analysis of Parkinson's disease brainderived DNA for alpha-synuclein coding somatic mutationst feelings about smoking    epda.eu.com

Conclusion: Using DNA predominantly from cerebellum, but also from frontal cortex and substantia nigra (n = 20 each), we have not detected any somatic coding SNCA point mutations.[...]

Gut feelings about smoking and coffee in Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

We propose an alternative third hypothesis, in which both cigarette and coffee consumption change the composition of the microbiota in the gut in a way that mitigates intestinal inflammation.[...]

History of smoking and olfaction in Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

These data suggest that a history of smoking is associated with better olfaction among PD patients. The finding may be related to why smoking may be protective against PD. Further studies are needed [...]

[EPHA Recommendations] Tobacco Taxation    epha.org

The European Commission (Directorate General of Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD)) published on its website a draft study on the measuring and reducing of administrative costs for economic operat[...]

Smoking in Austria: It is Time to Act Now!    epha.org

The tobacco epidemic has reached Austria. The prevalence of smoking is still increasing while the habit is imposing an enormous health and economic burden on the country's society. Tobacco consumptio[...]

[Event report] Roundtable conference on tobacco excise duties - taxation is key for public health    epha.org

On 6 June 2014, DG Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD) invited representatives from EU Member States' tax administrations, relevant business federations, interest groups and non-governmental organisat[...]

FCA joins the NCD Alliance as global partner    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) is a civil society alliance of nearly 500 organisations Today we are pleased to announce the Framework Conve[...]

World No Tobacco Day!    uicc.org

31 May 2014 | Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Unless we act, the epidemic will kill more than 8 [...]

Director-General presents tobacco-control award to Turkmenistan    who.int

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, presented Mr Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan, with the Director-General's Special Recognition certificate for contributions to global toba[...]

Europeans deserve tougher policies to protect their health    who.int

During a visit to Turkey on 4 June, the WHO Regional Director for Europe, Zsuzsanna Jakab, focused on tobacco, obesity and physical inactivity. A national tobacco-control event was held in Ankara for[...]

[EPHA Open letter] Support from the European Public Health Community for plans on Plain Packaging for cigarettes in France    epha.org

Following the announcement of the French government to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes, EPHA issued an open letter to Marisol Touraine, the French Minister for Health to support the i[...]

[Press release] On World No Tobacco Day, EPHA calls on EU countries to fully implement the new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)    epha.org

Brussels, 31 May 2014 - To mark World No Tobacco Day on 31 May (1), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) calls on European Union (EU) Member States to fully implement the revised Tobacco Produc[...]

Word No Tobacco Day!    uicc.org

31 May 2014 | Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Unless we act, the epidemic will kill more than 8 [...]

[EPHA briefing] On-line marketing of tobacco products    epha.org

On World No Tobacco Day 2014, EPHA released its Briefing on On-line marketing of tobacco products which addresses the regulatory framework for on-line tobacco advertising, anti tobacco campaigns on-l[...]

Tomorrow, 31st May is Word No Tobacco Day!    uicc.org

Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Unless we act, the epidemic will kill more than 8 million people[...]

Press Release - World No Tobacco Day 2014 - Raising tax on tobacco, an effective solution to prevent tobacco deaths    ensp.org

Tobacco continues killing 700,000 Europeans every yearRaising tax on tobacco, an effective solution to prevent tobacco deaths read more[...]

Press Release: World No Tobacco Day 2014    efanet.org

Tobacco continues killing 700,000 Europeans every year Raising tax on tobacco, an effective solution to prevent tobacco deaths Brussels, 31 May 2014 (World No Tobacco Day) - The European Network for [...]

New publication: Bibione. Breathe by the sea. The story of a smoke-free beach in Italy    who.int

Disaster preparedness and response Haemophilus influenza (HiB) diseases Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being Vector-borne and parasitic diseases The former Yugoslav Republic of[...]

Tobacco taxes save lives    who.int

Increasing tobacco prices through taxation is the single most effective policy to reduce tobacco use and save lives. Tobacco use is the leading cause of death, killing around 6 million people globall[...]

20 kilometres of Brussels run: more than 40 000 people took the start on the 35th edition    europa.eu

European Commission - 18 May 2013 - 20 km Brussels 26 September 2013 - [...]

New Tobacco Measures from 2016    efanet.org

New Tobacco Measures from 2016 The EU has finally published the Tobacco Products Directive After being formally adopted last March by the Council of the European Union, the executive institution at E[...]

Directive 2014/40/EU on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC (EEA relevance)    ensp.org

The text in all EU official languages is available online here: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1398761379066&uri=OJ:JOL_2014_127_R_0001[...]

EFA in meetings    efanet.org

European Conference on Tobacco or Health As announced in March, EFA was present in the sixth European Conference on Tobacco or Health in Istanbul (March 25-29). Jointly organised by the Turkish Assoc[...]

European Medicines Agency recommends revoking authorisations of Caustinerf arsenical and Yranicid arsenical used in dental procedures    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended that the marketing authorisations for the dental pastes Caustinerf arsenical, Yranicid arsenical [...]


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