Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.

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County Council of Jämtland support nation wide smoke ban

“County Council of Jämtland in Sweden maybe the first to support that Sweden will become smoke-free in 2025. The costs of tobacco, counting production and diseases, is valued cost for the country to be 30 billion annually. In Jämtland costs of smoking is 396 million annually.

– I support a total smoking ban, says parliamentarian Gunnar Sandberg (S), which has been responsible for public health in parliamentary work. I’m not sure that we get there in 2025, but we must be able to set up milestones. Continue reading

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New EU Tobacco Products Directive!


” The EU Council has just formally adopted the new Tobacco Products Directive!
Soon the following changes will take place:
(1)   Health warnings will cover 65% of the front and back of tobacco products packages;
(2)   Slim and fancy tobacco products packages will be prohibited;
(3)   All tobacco flavors will be banned immediately after the entry into force of the Directive for cigarettes and roll-your own tobacco. Menthol will be banned from 2020;
(4)   Many harmful addictives will we prohibited;
(5)   Electronic cigarettes will be regulated.
The WHO European Region has one of the highest proportions of deaths attributable to tobacco and we consider this Directive as an important step for diminishing the tobacco epidemic in Europe!
“The long term devastating effects of smoking are clear. But for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases the adverse effect of breathing in tobacco smoke are immediate – it restricts the airways, making it difficult to breathe and causing attacks and exacerbations. We fully support the new provisions as vital measures in protecting the lives of children and adults from tobacco.”, said EFA President, Mrs Breda Flood.”