Publications

  • Lifting the Smokescreen

  • March 21st 2006
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    Lifting the Smokescreen; 10 reasons for a smoke free Europe. This report was commissioned in October 2004. At the time, Ireland had gone smoke free in March of that year, followed by Norway in June. On the other side of the world, New Zealand was due to follow suit in December 2004 and there were rumours from Italy and Malta that comprehensive smoke free legislation was being enacted and would come into force early in 2005. It seemed to the commissioning organisations that times were changing. Smoke free workplaces were no longer confined to the more liberal US states. Could it be possible that comprehensive smoke free legislation could become a reality, not just in small European countries with a strong background in tobacco control, but across the European Union (EU) itself?

    We decided to find out.  Please find here the full report.

  • Women's Health at Heart

  • March 07th 2006
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    On 7 March 2006, the European Heart Network and the European Society of Cardiology organised a joint conference on Women's Health at Heart.

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  • Lifestyle and Risk of Heart Disease among Children and Adolescents

  • January 16th 2006
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    The increasing prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has placed the lifestyle of these age groups on the political agenda. An unhealthy lifestyle during childhood and adolescence, in particular unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, increases not only the risk of developing obesity but also, along with smoking, the risk of developing chronic diseases later in life.

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  • Smoke Free Europe

  • June 21st 2005
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    Smoke Free Europe makes economic sense. A report on the economic aspects of smoke free policies.

  • The marketing of unhealthy foods to children in Europe

  • April 04th 2005
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    A report of Phase 1 of the 'Children, obesity and associated chronic diseases' project.  Please click here to read the report.

  • A healthy heart for European women

  • March 16th 2005
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    There is a widespread misconception that heart disease is mostly a male disease. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of death in both men and women in Europe, causing more deaths than all cancers combined. CVD accounts for 46% of all deaths in women, as compared to 39% of all deaths in men in the EU.

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  • Children and Young People - the Importance of Physical Activity

  • December 31st 2001
  • Many of the serious diseases of adult life have their origins in a younger age. One of them is obesity, a symptom of an imbalance between caloric intake as food and calories expended through physical activity. This is a strong rationale for encouraging the development of healthy habits among young people.

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