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France- First ministerial meeting on plain tobacco packaging    ensp.org

The Ministers and representatives of Ministers of Australia, France, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the Head of the WHO Framework Convention[...]

ERS – Roundtable on lung cancer in Europe    env-health.org

On 23 June the European Respiratory Society (ERS) convened a high-level debate on lung cancer research at EU level. Chaired by MEP Professor Philippe Juvin, the event aimed to discuss strategies for [...]

WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic    ensp.org

Too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for tobacco, save lives and generate [...]

WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic The newly released "WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015" highlights[...]

NCI Funding Opportunity Announcement: Smoking Cessation within the Context of Lung Cancer Screening    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development NCI Funding Opportunity Announcement: Smoking Cessation within the [...]

Health-EU Newsletter - The new Tobacco Products Directive – one year on    europa.eu

A little over a year ago the new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) entered into force. The Directive is a major achievement for public health in the EU, in particular as regards the protection of you[...]

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    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2015 Ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Sunday 31 May, the Commission publishes a Eurobarometer [...]

Less Smoking - Better Business    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day , UICC and Bupa are promoti[...]

Sunday 31st May is World No Tobacco Day 2015    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Sunday 31st May is World No Tobacco Day 2015 This year's World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) theme is "Stop Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products". According to[...]

UICC Member Receives Prestigious World No Tobacco Day Award    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development UICC Member Receives Prestigious World No Tobacco Day Award Stella [...]

World No Tobacco Day awards 2015    who.int

WHO gives the World No Tobacco Day awards every year to carefully selected individuals and/or organizations in recognition of their accomplishments in tobacco control and in the implementation of the[...]

ENSP Declaration on World No Tobacco Day 2015: Stop illicit trade of tobacco products    ensp.org

We, the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), strongly advocate and promote the ratification of, accession to and use of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Produ[...]

Stop illicit trade in tobacco products    who.int

World No Tobacco Day 2015 focuses on eliminating illicit trade of tobacco products. The European Region has the highest adult smoking prevalence in the world at 28%, and is also where most cigarettes[...]

New treatment option for patients with advanced lung cancer    europa.eu

Recommendation of Nivolumab BMS follows previous positive opinion for nivolumab to treat advanced melanoma[...]

Pictorial health warnings on tobacco products    who.int

WHO/Europe's new evidence brief reviews the effects on knowledge and behaviour of large pictorial warnings on the packaging of tobacco products. Contrary to tobacco companies' claims, such warnings a[...]

Targeted stakeholder consultation on the implementation of an EU system for traceability and security features pursuant to Articles 15 and 16 of the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU    europa.eu

European Commission - Targeted groups Manufacturers of finished tobacco products, wholesalers and distributors of finished tobacco products, providers of solutions for operating t[...]

Reducing tobacco use    efanet.org

After our contribution to the WHO Tobacco or Health conference in March, we travelled to Athens in April to participate at the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) Annual Genera[...]

[EPHA Open letter] EPHA contribution to the draft Austrian tobacco legislation    epha.org

I am writing to you in response to the draft tobacco legislation that is currently in progress. On behalf of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), I would like to take this opportunity to congr[...]

‘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[...]

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