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‘Ex-Smokers are Unstoppable’: Sign up to the new and improved iCoach and set your personal challenge today!    europa.eu

‘Ex-Smokers are Unstoppable’: Sign up to the new and improved iCoach and set your personal challenge today! - Directorate General for Health and Food Safety[...]

Advancing tobacco control (March 2015)    efanet.org

In March, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and travelled to Abu Dhabi to provide the patient perspective during the World Conference on Tobacco[...]

UK and Ireland pave the way for the adoption of Plain Packaging in the EU    epha.org

Ireland and the UK are paving the way for a Europe free of tobacco. This form of leadership is crucial in the light of the recently adopted Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) which aims to strengthen E[...]

Europe leading the way in plain packaging legislation for tobacco products    who.int

Europe, following Australia, has become a leader of the movement for the plain packaging of tobacco products. On 3 March, Ireland became the second country in the world, and the first in Europe, to p[...]

Russian Federation launches largest social media campaign in 3 years to curb tobacco use    who.int

The Russian Federation started 2015 by launching an outdoor anti-tobacco campaign, estimated to be the largest anti-tobacco social media campaign in the country in the last 3 years. It is running on [...]

Declarations of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 17-21, 2015    ensp.org

The 16 th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (16 th WCTOH) recognizes that: read more[...]

Launch of Tobacco Atlas, 5th Edition    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Launch of Tobacco Atlas, 5th Edition The World Lung Foundation and [...]

New publication: Empower women: Facing the challenge of tobacco use in Europe    who.int

Disaster preparedness and response Haemophilus influenza (HiB) diseases Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being International Health Regulations Vector-borne and parasitic disease[...]

World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) begins tomorrow in Abu Dhabi    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) begins tomorrow in Ab[...]

ELF - Patient organisation interview: Lung Cancer Europe    env-health.org

In February the European Lung Foundation interviewed the chair of Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) Mogens Ekelund (right), who offered an introduction to LuCE and its activities, as well as providing some i[...]

Ireland - LANDMARK DAY AS PLAIN PACKAGING BILL PASSES OIREACHTAS    ensp.org

LANDMARK DAY AS PLAIN PACKAGING BILL PASSES OIREACHTAS read more[...]

Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 23-26 February 2015    europa.eu

Three new medicines, including one orphan, recommended for approval[...]

Zykadia recommended for approval in advanced non small cell lung cancer    europa.eu

Medicine provides treatment option for patients with advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer previously treated with crizotinib[...]

What everyone needs to know about e-cigarettes    who.int

Health risks are associated with e-cigarettes, from the inhalation of their nicotine content and other toxic emissions they produce, either directly or second-hand. WHO reviews the current evidence o[...]

Norwegian Government to consult on proposal for standardised packaging of tobacco products    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Norwegian Government to consult on proposal for standardised packaging of tobacco products Announcement made at joint press conference with Norwegia[...]

Norwegian Government to consult on proposal for standardised packaging of tobacco products    ensp.org

The Government proposal means that all tobacco products sold in Norway will have standardised packaging. The goal is to prevent tobacco use among children and young people.read more[...]

Plain tobacco packaging encourages more people to stop smoking and fewer to start    who.int

Consumers perceive plain packaging as ugly and dull - it decreases the attractiveness of tobacco products and smoking, particularly to young people and women. A new evidence brief confirms the effect[...]

Quitting smoking: An early non-motor feature of Parkinson's disease?    epda.eu.com

The reduced prevalence of current smokers among PD subjects as compared to healthy controls is consistent with previous findings, suggesting a possible neuroprotective effect of smoking. However, it [...]

e-Cigarettes policy guide    efanet.org

As the Tobacco Products Directive will be soon implemented at national level, EFA and ENSP we have developed a guide for EU Member States with recommendations on the regulation of electronic cigarett[...]

Beneficial effects of nicotine, cotinine and its metabolites as potential agents for Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The effect of nicotine and some of its derivatives on dopaminergic neurons viability, neuroinflammation, and motor and memory functions, have been investigated using cellular and rodent models of PD.[...]

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