European Court of Justice Press Release.
On April 28-29, the WHO Regional Office for Europe held its first regional gathering after the Roadmap of actions 2015-2025 was adopted by all Member States at the Regional Committee in September 2015 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The meeting in Ashgabat, where 35 European countries were represented along with 17 experts and NGOs, offered an exchange of the latest developments in tobacco control in the European countries and discussions on the way forward to reaching the global voluntary target of a 30% relative reduction in tobacco use prevalence by 2025.
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A subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco announced on Tuesday 10 May 2016 that it challenges the French rules mandating plain packaging to the
Conseil D’Etat, France’s top administrative court, claiming that plain packaging violates intellectual property rights.
, adopted on 21 March in the French official journal, require tobacco firms to comply with new packaging rules by 1 January 2017. The subsidiary in question claims that the French version of plain packaging goes against all the objectives of the European harmonisation. Health Minister Marisol Touraine notes however that the rules on plain packaging will enter into force as planned on 21 May 2016.
The EU project SILNE-R works on Tackling socio-economic inequalities in smoking, learning from natural experiments by time trend analyses and cross-national comparisons. Read more about the project on the newly launched
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