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The Council approves EU tobacco legislation fitted to the twenty-first century    epha.org

Brussels, 14 March 2014 - Today the Council endorsed the new EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) reached with the European Parliament last December. After more than three years of delays and policy m[...]

[Event] Big alcohol, big tobacco, big influence. New vectors for global diseases    epha.org

You are invited to a Westminster debate: health policy making for the 21st century: unhealthy environments, vested interests or inadequate people? Tuesday 1 April 2014 | 14:00-16:00 | Committee Room [...]

EFSA lowers dietary exposure estimates for inorganic arsenic    europa.eu

Published on: 6 March 2014 EFSA has updated its analysis of the occurrence of arsenic in food in Europe. The analysis includes around 3,000 data samples on inorganic arsenic, which is more toxic than[...]

"Lung Cancer: We’re Listening"    uicc.org

A survey by Boehringer Ingelheim to share and compare experiences of lung cancer patients and family members worldwide Lung Cancer: We're Listening is a survey that uses pictures to allow lung cancer[...]

"Lung Cancer: We’re Listening" Survey    uicc.org

A survey by Boehringer Ingelheim to allow lung cancer patients and family members from around the world to express, share and compare experiences Lung Cancer: We're Listening is a survey that uses pi[...]

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries    escardio.org

The thickening of the arteries' walls associated with being exposed to parents' smoke, means that these children will be at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life. The researchers fr[...]

Tobacco Products Directive    efanet.org

Last word of the European Parliament on the tobacco products directive On February, 26 the plenary of the European Parliament (EP) voted on the text of the revised directive on the manufacture, prese[...]

Questions & answers: New rules on tobacco products    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 February 2014 Today the European Parliament approved a revised EU Tobacco Products Directive. This new law st[...]

Statement of Commissioner Tonio Borg - Revision of the Tobacco Products Directive    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Brussels, 26 February 2014 Statement [...]

Last word of the European Parliament on the tobacco products directive    efanet.org

Today, the plenary of the European Parliament has voted on the text of the revised directive on the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products. The Members of the European Par[...]

Tobacco Directive: Parliament approves plans to deter young people from smoking    europa.eu

Draft legislation updating the EU Tobacco Directive to make tobacco products less attractive to young people was endorsed by MEPs.[...]

[Press release] The European Parliament stands on the public health side in tobacco vote    epha.org

Brussels, 26 February 2014 - Today, the European Parliament endorsed an agreement for a new EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) reached with the Council last December (1). [...]

ENSP Open Letter - Tobacco Products Directive    ensp.org

Honorable Member of the European Parliament, read more[...]

Events - European Conference on Tobacco or Health - 26-29 March 2014, Istanbul, Turkey    europa.eu

The European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) takes place only every 3 years, and is for policy makers, scientists, health educators, advocacy officers and health professionals involved in tob[...]

EPHA Urges Members of the European Parliament to adopt the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)    epha.org

Brussels 21 February 2013 - Ahead of the plenary vote on the report on the Tobacco Products Directive of 26 February, EPHA calls Members of the European Parliament to support the Directive. Why is th[...]

EFSA assesses safety of formaldehyde in feed    europa.eu

Published on: 18 February 2014 Formaldehyde is currently used as a feed additive and as a preservative for skimmed milk intended for pigs. In their risk assessment, EFSA's experts concluded that whil[...]

[Summary] Workshop on Cigarette Smuggling at the European Parliament    epha.org

On 22nd January 2014, the Policy Department on Budgetary Affairs of the European Parliament organised a workshop on the Smuggling of Cigarettes in the EU and how it relates to the new Tobacco Product[...]

[Press release] Ireland leads the way in Europe in tackling the tobacco epidemic    epha.org

Brussels, 23 January 2014 - Today, the Irish parliament, the Oireachtas, launched a consultation on a draft public health bill that introduces standardised tobacco packaging. If the bill passes, Irel[...]

[EPHA Open letter] EPHA contribution to the consultation on the Public Health Bill - Support from the European Public Health Community to the General Scheme on Plain Packaging in Ireland    epha.org

In November 2013, the Government of Ireland produced a General Scheme on Plain Packaging - a referral document that is feeding into a consultation process on the issue. The Committee plan to hold pub[...]

First Reading of NZ Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill set for early 2014    uicc.org

5000 New Zealanders killed by Tobacco every year A Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Products and Packaging) Amendment Bill is ready for a first reading as soon as the New Zealand Parliament resumes i[...]

TPD Coming to a Conclusion    efanet.org

One year exact has passed since the Commission's proposal for a new Tobacco Products Directive, necessary to update a 12-year old legislation, to close legal gaps, to be in line with the World Health[...]

Commissioner Borg welcomes agreement on the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 December 2013 [...]

[EPHA explainer] Lost in co-decision? A case study on the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) & e-cigarettes    epha.org

The Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC) regulates the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products in the EU 28 Member States. The future EU legislation of nicotine containing products [...]

[Press release] European Council puts people living in Europe closer to a tobacco regulation better fit for purpose    epha.org

18 December 2013, Brussels -The European Council, via the heads and deputy of mission from the EU member states (so-called COREPER), has today endorsed (1) an agreement for the new EU Tobacco Product[...]

Tobacco Products Directive: green light of the Member States    efanet.org

One year exact has passed since the Commission's proposal for a new Tobacco Products Directive, necessary to update a 12-year old legislation, to close legal gaps, to be in line with the World Health[...]

[European Coalition for Vision (ECV) statement] Damaging Effects of Smoking on Eye Health    epha.org

11 December 2013 - The European Coalition for Vision (ECV) has issued a statement regarding the damaging effects of smoking on eye health, the regulation of electronic cigarettes and the link between[...]

Countries urged to sink health risks from asbestos, second-hand smoke and toxic chemicals by 2015    who.int

Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland WHOLIS, HINARI, WHO libraries, documentation centres Important statements of or about [...]

Aspiring to a tobacco-free future in Europe    who.int

Encouraged by the benefits of reduced tobacco consumption, the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region pledged to accelerate their efforts to fully implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobac[...]

[Press Release] Public health must be at the heart of the EU regulation of e-cigarettes    epha.org

Brussels, 4 December - Yesterday ahead of the Trialogue meeting between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission-, EPHA issued its briefing document on the regulation of Nicotine Conta[...]

Tobacco free Europe achievable: Day 1 of Ashgabat conference on NCDs    who.int

Delegates from across the European Region explained the measures they are taking to combat noncommunicable diseases and expressed widespread commitment to making the Region tobacco free.[...]

[EPHA Briefing] Regulation of Nicotine Containing Products (NCPs) including electronic cigarettes    epha.org

The future legislation of nicotine containing products (NCPs) including e-cigarettes is part of the ongoing discussion on the revision of Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). In light of the available r[...]

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