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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...

A sensible approach to taxation is essential to Europe’s tobacco control efforts

France recently delivered encouraging news for the fight against the tobacco habit that is responsible for some 700,000 deaths each year in Europe. According to figures released by the Droits des Non-Fumeurs association, cigarette sales in France fell by 6.5% year-on-year in 2021, in line with a trend that has seen total sales plummet by 25% over...

European Court: Hungary Failing to Comply with Tobacco Excise Tax Hike

Hungary has failed to comply with European Union regulations by keeping the excise tax on tobacco products below the required threshold, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) said on Thursday. The European Commission turned to the CJEU in October 2019 with the complaint that Hungary had failed to gradually raise the excise...

New report reveals tobacco lobbying of European Commission

Brussels 10 March 2021 A new report, launched today reveals the continued and extensive contacts between the tobacco industry, its allies and pro-vaping groups and industry associations, and eight separate Directorates-General (DGs) of the European Commission (EC); and calls for a more proactive transparency system regarding such contacts, especially following the release of the...