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EU ban on flavoured heated tobacco products comes into force

The European Commission (EC) said on November 23 that it welcomes today’s entry into force of the ban on flavoured heated tobacco products. This ban responds to the significant increase of sales of these tobacco products across the EU, the EC said. It would help achieve the goal set out in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan to create a “tobacco-free Generation”,...

European Commission wants to ban heated tobacco products

Sales of heated tobacco products have rocketed in Europe. The European Commission said Wednesday it wants to prohibit the sale of all flavored heated tobacco products as part of its goal to cut tobacco use to 5 percent of the bloc’s population by 2040. Sales of heated tobacco products have rocketed in Europe. From 2018 to 2020, sales...

Learning from COVID to tackle the tobacco epidemic

For the better part of two years, the attention of policymakers and health experts across Europe and North America has been focused on the battle against COVID. With vaccination campaigns cutting into hospitalization numbers and giving public health experts space to breathe, the World Health Organization is seeking to put another major global health...

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