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David Jones legalise snus

UK should legalise snus ‘now’: MP

UK should legalise snus ‘now’: MP

Citing the impact of snus on helping reduce smoking levels in Sweden, Conservative Party MP David Jones has called for the UK to “legalise it now” as part of an expected overhaul of UK tobacco legislation. Jones, a Tory MP, is the latest politician to join...

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
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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...

Opinions

Why you should NOT equate snus with cigarettes: 3 arguments

Why you should NOT equate snus with cigarettes: 3 arguments

Despite the huge differences in health risks between smoking and snus, there are those who still believe that all tobacco use should be treated equally when shaping policy. Below are a few arguments for why it...

Opinions

Sweden’s inaction on snus in Brussels ‘unethical’

Sweden’s inaction on snus in Brussels ‘unethical’

The independent Snus Commission has taken the Swedish government to task for its inaction on snus in Brussels and failure to inform the EU about the public health benefits of snus.  A more proactive approac...

Opinions

‘Renewal of EU tobacco policy needed after FDA decision’

‘Renewal of EU tobacco policy needed after FDA decision’

The Europan Union should learn from the United States and adapt EU tobacco policy to reflect the real health risks of various tobacco products sold, argues EU parliamentarian Jörgen Warborn (M) in Sweden’s Aft...