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Swedish anti-tobacco activist slammed in Brussels for ‘ignoring human psychology’

Swedish anti-tobacco activist slammed in Brussels for ‘ignoring human psychology’

The former Czech National Drugs Coordinator has criticized a Swedish anti-tobacco activist in an opinion article published in Brussels’ largest English-language daily. The article, written by Jindrich Voboril, is an “open reaction” to a text by Helen Stjer...

Opinions
Patrik Strömer Snusforumet

Welcome to Snusforumet!

Welcome to Snusforumet!

We are pleased to launch this international version of Snusforumet, which has been published in Swedish since 2014. So what is snus and why does it deserve a site dedicated to publishing news and informatio...

Health
Clive Bates

Beating cancer: Clive Bates on what the EU got wrong about tobacco

Beating cancer: Clive Bates on what the EU got wrong about tobacco

The European Commission recently released it’s much anticipated plan for beating cancer. While the goals are admirable, the EU Beating Cancer plan is plagued by a “fundamental error” when it comes to tobacco a...

Health

Snus Commission slams EU’s Beating Cancer Plan

Snus Commission slams EU’s Beating Cancer Plan

EU policymakers are guilty of spreading “fake news” about the true causes of cancer in their recently released Beating Cancer Plan, a Swedish group has claimed. In a sharply worded letter to the European Co...

Opinions
Patrik Strömer

‘Blatant moralism’ behind campaign against tobacco-free nicotine products

‘Blatant moralism’ behind campaign against tobacco-free nicotine products

As Sweden waits for a decision on how to regulate of tobacco-free nicotine products, Helen Stjerna, Secretary General of A Non Smoking Generation, has criticised the category in a debate article. Patrik Ströme...

Opinions
Margaritis Schinas

‘EU cancer plan should take inspiration from Sweden’

‘EU cancer plan should take inspiration from Sweden’

The new EU cancer plan still equates cigarettes with snus and other smokeless tobacco products -- despite scientific evidence to the contrary --  meaning its €4bn budget risks being misspent, snus manufac...

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Debate: Snus could save the lives of Swedish women

Debate: Snus could save the lives of Swedish women

Sweden’s tobacco policy is failing Swedish women by treating smoking and snus as equally harmful, the Snus Commission has argued in a hard-hitting opinion piece published in the Aftonbladet newspaper. "Snus...

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New calls to overturn UK snus ban post-Brexit

New calls to overturn UK snus ban post-Brexit

The New Nicotine Alliance, a UK-based non-profit, has launched a campaign to overturn the UK snus ban, sending a proposal to key decision makers in a bid to legalise Swedish snus.  The UK left the EU in Feb...

Opinions

New survey charts European nicotine consumption patterns

New survey charts European nicotine consumption patterns

Tobacco harm reduction advocates are conducting an ambitious, pan-European survey in hopes of painting a more accurate picture of European nicotine consumption patterns. Launched in October by the European ...