Daily Archives: May 29, 2010

The Same Scientists Who Lied About Tobacco Also Lied About Global Warming

If you are a candidate for a stroke or heart attack — or just have fond hopes that your child or grandchild will grow up in a world without a sell-by date — you really should step back from this screen.

The impact of tobacco in the European Union

Ahead of the 2010 No Tobacco Day (31 May), the European Commission unveils the results of a Eurobarometer survey which shows that a strong majority of EU citizens support stronger tobacco control measures. For example, three in every four Europeans supports picture health warnings on tobacco packs and smoke free restaurants. The survey also shows, however, that nearly one in every three Europeans still smokes, despite the fact that tobacco kills half of its users. The Commission is planning to launch an open consultation shortly with a view to revising the 2001 Tobacco Products Directive and is stepping up its tobacco control efforts throughout the EU.

Remarks to the Tobacco Merchants Association

Let me first thank you for inviting me to take part in your program today.FDA