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July 2015

17 posts
Same EU directive – completely different national debates NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
One of the cases I am currently studying for my PhD is the new EU tobacco directive and more specifically how the regulaton of e-cigarettes got in there. Although I have not spent too much in the EU bubble over the last years, I saw some attention to...
Picture of the day:Smoke and politics #1 NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 8 Months, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The tabacco industri employs 80 people and uses €5 million a year trying to make an influence on decision-makers in Brussels, according to the NGO Cooperate Europe Observatory. The numbers are published short after the … Continue reading U...
iCoach: Ex-Raucher sind nicht zu stoppen NEW
Heimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ 2 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Bekämpfung des Rauchens: Europäische Kommission startet europaweite Kampagne„Ex-Raucher sind nicht zu stoppen“ – dies ist der Slogan einer EU-weiten Kampagne. Rauchen gilt als die Ursache Nummer eins für vermeidbare Krankheiten in der Europ
In Sweden, smokers have another option – Snus | Paul Haydon NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Switching from cigarettes to oral tobacco has helped Sweden achieve the lowest rate of tobacco-related diseases in EuropeI tried to quit smoking this month. I lasted a decidedly unimpressive five days. I have tried all the remedies – patches, gums...
Open Letter to All Anti-Snus Lobbyists NEW
Christian Engström, Pirate MEP 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Last week I and my colleagues in the European Parliament got an email from the lobbyist group Smoke Free Partnership. The lobbyists defended ex-commissioner Dalli who resigned over allegations of soliciting bribes for lifting the ban on snus in the E...
EU-krav: Danmark måste totalförbjuda snus NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Danmark har fått två månader på sig att vidta åtgärder så att försäljning av lössnus förbjuds i landet. Annars väntar en anmälan till EU-domstolen. >>>...
Electronic cigarettes: the future or the end of smoking? NEW
albertoalemanno.eu 3 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
At a time of increasing suspicion vis-à-vis e-cigarettes, the UK government sides with this controversial type of product. The battle fought on the regulation of electronic cigarettes epitomizes the philosophical divide over health policy today and...
Tobacco and a public consultation: NGOs versus NGOs NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
England Expects has written a blog post titled “Citizens versus NGOs“, quoting the summary of reponses of government agencies, NGOs and individual contributions from the recently published “Report on the public consultation on the ...
No fumar, avalat per la Comissió Europea NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 4 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Malgrat que penso que la guerra a favor dels drets dels no fumadors, o fumadors passius, s'està guanyant poc a poc, considero encara necessari posar de manifest algunes dades que reforcen, encara més, la necessitat de prendre´ns s...
Article on Court After Interlaken NEW
ECHR Blog 4 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The newest issue of the European Journal of International Law (vol. 21, no. 4) includes an article by Helen Keller, Andreas Fischer and Daniela Kühne entitled 'Debating the Future of the European Court of Human Rights after the Interlaken Conferenc...
ACP Group opposes to the approval of the draft guidelines on FCTC NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
ACP Group opposes to the approval of the draft guidelines on Framework Convention on Tobacco Convention.During the 92nd Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Council of Ministers held in Brussels from 8-10 November 2010, the ACP Group has re-...
Is Dalli really going to introduce a European smoking ban? NEW
The European Citizen 4 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
"Commission preparing pan-European smoking ban" exclaims the EUobserver:"The European Commission is preparing to introduce legislation in 2011 to ban smoking in public places right across the union.[...]Health commissioner John Dalli has said [...] "...
EU smoking ban in the works for next year NEW
Gulf Stream Blues 4 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
They've made tenuous moves in the past, but this time it looks like they're serious. Yesterday EU health chief John Dalli told a German newspaper that the European Commission will make a push to ban smoking in all public places, transport and workspa...
Tobacco control NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 4 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
I spoke today in a debate with Laurette Onkelinx, the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and also Public Health Minister, who will be leading on health for the new Belgian Presidency of the Council of Ministers over the next 6 months.Specifically I wanted...
Sista striden det är... NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 5 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Efter åratal av förhandlande och kriser närmar sig nu det belgiska rökförbudet.På restauranger är rökning redan förbjuden. Till framåt de senare timmarna, när jalusierna åker ner och askkopparna olagligt ställs fram, vill säga.Vid årss...
For a life without tobacco; for an EU full of tobacco producers NEW
Open Europe blog 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
This is a theme we've looked at in the past, but just to remind readers of the absurdity of the situation we shall return to it. The European Commission has just launched "a new and innovative animated web series called Helpisodes" as part of its €...
‘Fire safe’ cigarettes NEW
Blog about European Union & Romania 6 Years, 11 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
By 2011 all cigarettes sold throughout the European Union will be only self-extinguishing “fire-safe” brands. The proposal was approved on 2007 by all Member States and it means that for all cigarettes there will be used fire-retardant pa...