Nicotine could have a protective effect against infection by the new coronavirus, advance researchers in France where preventive and therapeutic trials will be undertaken with nicotine patches

Covid-19: Researchers Question Hypothesis of a Protective Effect of Nicotine

Researchers support the low number of smokers (5%) among Covid-19 hospitalised patients found in various studies. Are smokers less likely to get coronavirus? The question arouses fantasy and rumours since a team from the Parisian hospital of La Pitié-Salpêtrière announced that preventive and therapeutic trials will be undertaken with nicotine patches. Researchers are investigating whether or not this […]

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People who live near countries that offer cheaper tobacco have to pay more for their packages than usual.

Since the Start of Confinement, the Sale of Tobacco has Exploded in France

Since the beginning of confinement, tobacconists who are allowed to remain open, note a strong increase in the consumption of tobacco and cigarettes. Here’s why. Do the French consume more cigarettes and tobacco since the establishment of confinement? The tobacconists have noted in recent days a very strong increase in purchases in their points of sale, authorized to remain open […]

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Increase in the minimum wage, reduction in income tax ... We take stock of the main measures that change on January 1, 2020. (© Illustration Pixabay)

Taxes, Glasses, Radar Cars, Tobacco … What Changes on January 1st, 2020

In 2020, new measures may change your purchasing power. Rising tobacco, lower taxes, radar cars … What you need to know to start the year off right. A new year begins soon. And with, its novelties. Lower income tax and exemption from housing tax for 80% of households, cotton swabs banned for sale, deployment of radar cars in new regions … What changes on […]

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Paris bans smoking in 52 parks

Paris will Ban Smoking in 52 Gardens and Parks

WITHOUT TOBACCO: An experimentation of tobacco-free parks was conducted in Paris since July 2018. The device will be extended to 52 parks and gardens from June 8th Parks soon without tobacco . The Paris City Hall will extend the ban on smoking to 52 parks and gardens in the capital from 8th June. This measure follows the experimentation, since July […]

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Tobacco killed 75,000 people in France in 2015, which represents more than one in eight deaths, according to the latest official figures.

Tobacco is Responsible for One in Eight Deaths in France

According to the latest figures from Public Health France, published on Tuesday 28th May, 2019, tobacco consumption is declining, but the number of deaths is increasing. Cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases: Tobacco caused 75,000 deaths in France in 2015 , which represents more than one in eight deaths, according to the latest official figures, published Tuesday, May 28, 2019 […]

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France has 1.6 million fewer smokers since 2016

Tobacco: France has 1.6 Million Fewer Daily Smokers Since 2016

France has 1.6 million fewer daily smokers since 2016, the government announced this Monday 25th March, 2018. Details. The number of daily smokers has dropped by 1.6 million since 2016, said the government on Monday 25th March, before the holding in the afternoon of an Interdepartmental Committee devoted to health . Some 600,000 daily smokers quit smoking in the […]

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Some cigarettes will increase on January 1, 2019

Tobacco: Further Increase for Some Cigarettes on the 1st January

Before the sharp increase of 50 cents expected in March 2019, price adjustments for some packets of cigarettes are expected on the 1st January. This is the seventh revision of the price of tobacco since the arrival of Emmanuel Macron in power. As of January 1st, 2019, some brands of cigarettes will see a slight increase . On average, prices will […]

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Some Cigarette and tobacco brands increase in price

New Rise in the Price of Tobacco: The Packets of Cigarettes Concerned

A further rise in the price of cigarettes and tobacco took place yesterday, Monday 20th August, 2018. An increase between 20 and 30 cents, which applies to certain brands.  Some smokers will not be happy, as from yesterday, Monday 20th August, 2018. Because the price of some packets of cigarettes and tobacco increases, according to a decree published in […]

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40percent of cancer is preventable with a change of lifestyle

Tobacco, Alcohol, Junk Food, Obesity … 40% of Cancer is Preventable

Of the 346,000 cancer patients diagnosed in 2015, 142,000 could have been prevented if the patients had not been exposed to risk factors, say the health authorities.  Tobacco first, then alcohol , a poor diet, and finally obesity are the four main factors in France for 40% of cancer patients that would be “avoidable”, according to figures released Monday by two health authorities.  […]

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Some brands of cigarettes will increase slightly on July 2nd |

Tobacco: New Price Adjustment for Cigarettes on July 2nd

Some brands of cigarettes will increase slightly on July 2nd, mainly those whose prices are located in the bottom of the market, according to a decree dated 7th June and published Saturday in the Official Journal. According to an order signed by the Director General of Health and the Director General of Customs and Indirect […]

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