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EU track and trace system risks missing the deadline

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

EU member states have not yet taken the necessary measures from the Tobacco Product Directive II to implement a track and trace system for tackling illicit tobacco trade, which risks creating disruptions in the single market, EURACTIV has learnt.

Rite Aid to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes, Citing Surge in Young Users

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI

The chain said it would remove the products from its more than 2,400 locations over the next 90 days. It will continue to sell regular tobacco products.

Rite Aid to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes, Citing Surge in Young Users

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI

The chain said it would remove the products from its more than 2,400 locations over the next 90 days. It will continue to sell regular tobacco products.

Rite Aid to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes, Citing Surge in Young Users

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI

The chain said it would remove the products from its more than 2,400 locations over the next 90 days. It will continue to sell regular tobacco products.

WHO official: With e-cigarettes, the tobacco industry just β€˜changed clothes’

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

In an interview with EURACTIV.com, Dr Vera Luiza da Costa, the Head of Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), has lashed out against the tobacco industry, saying that with its push for electronic cigarettes the trade “just changed clothes while the content remains the same.”

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Ban on Bump Stocks

By ADAM LIPTAK

Challengers said the Trump administration exceeded its authority in banning the devices, which the Justice Department has said helps transform semiautomatic weapons into fully automatic machine guns.

Individual action against smoking is not enough, Romanian president says

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis accused the country’s socialist government on Tuesday (26 March) of failing to inform citizens about tobacco-related risks and ignoring prevention as a tool against smoking. EURACTIV.com reports from Bucharest.

EU health chief: Next Commission will strengthen tobacco rules

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

The next European Commission will propose strengthening tobacco regulations, based on a report showing how the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD) works in practice, the EU Commissioner responsible for health, Vytenis Andriukaitis, told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

Public health activists say eradicating tobacco must be a human right

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

Halting the spread of tobacco “epidemic” worldwide is a human right, which global leaders should recognise as such and take particular measures in this direction, public health activists told EURACTIV.com ahead of an anti-tobacco conference in Bucharest next week.

Tobacco control: What’s next?

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

Tobacco consumption is the most significant cause of premature death in the EU, according to the European Commission. It is responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths every year.

How Big Tobacco Hooked Children on Sugary Drinks

By ANDREW JACOBS

Researchers combing through archives discovered that cigarette makers had applied their marketing wizardry to sweetened beverages and turned generations of children into loyal customers.

F.D.A. Moves to Restrict Flavored E-Cigarette Sales to Teenagers

By SHEILA KAPLAN

The agency spells out its proposal to require retailers to wall off sections of stores to limit access, a move opposed by many convenience stores.

F.D.A. Moves to Restrict Flavored E-Cigarette Sales to Teenagers

By SHEILA KAPLAN

The agency spells out its proposal to require retailers to wall off sections of stores to limit access, a move opposed by many convenience stores.

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