Articles tagged with Cancer

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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 and nicotine, warns tobacco harm reduction advocate...

Health
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MEPs largely clueless about nicotine: survey

MEPs largely clueless about nicotine: survey

A recent survey of members of the European Parliament reveals at least a third of MEPs have no knowledge of new nicotine products. And up to one in five believe that some new nicotine products are as risky as ...

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
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...

Science

EU tobacco mortality: snus a ‘major factor’ behind Sweden’s low rates

EU tobacco mortality: snus a ‘major factor’ behind Sweden’s low rates

A new analysis of EU tobacco mortality rates reveals that snus use is a “major factor” in explaining why men in Sweden have a significantly lower chance of dying from tobacco-related illnesses compared to men ...

Science

US study: most doctors falsely believe nicotine causes cancer

US study: most doctors falsely believe nicotine causes cancer

According to a new study from the USA, eight out of ten doctors incorrectly believe nicotine leads to cancer, heart, and respiratory diseases, when in reality these diseases are caused by the toxic substances ...

Science

No link between snus and oral cancer, new study shows

No link between snus and oral cancer, new study shows

Using Swedish snus doesn’t increase the likelihood of developing oral cancer, according to a new study looking at the relationship between snus and oral cancer. The results are based on a sample of more...

Science

New study: Swedish snus saves lives

New study: Swedish snus saves lives

Swedish snus saves many from dying from tobacco-related diseases, every year. Furthermore, it doesn’t increase the risk of stroke or heart attack. According to a new international study, the reason is the d...