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Tobacco industry interferes with Dutch anti-smoking agreement

Research by The Investigative Desk has shown that the tobacco industry, by using its contacts in the biggest party in the Dutch government coalition, has successfully tried to mitigate multiple anti-smoking measures in the 2018 Dutch National Prevention Agreement. The arguably most effective measure – a substantial increase in tobacco excise duties – has become …

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NVWA barely has grip on tobacco industry

Violations of the advertisement ban by tobacco manufacturers are seldom noticed by inspection authorities. That is the conclusion of The Investigative Desk after analysing ten years of inspections carried out by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit, NVWA). The agency also regularly loses out in their juridical test of …

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Majority of minors succeed in buying cigarettes

By Ties Keyzer Fifty-nine percent of seventeen-year-olds succeed in buying cigarettes, according to investigations by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). The results confirm research by the University of Twente, commissioned by The Investigative Desk in early 2019, which showed that 51 percent of minor-age mystery shoppers had no problems in buying …

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NVWA announces 19 fines to tobacco manufacturers for paying – illegal – sales bonuses

By Ties Keyzer The NVWA (Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority) will impose 19 fines to tobacco manufacturers who gave discounts and paid bonuses to tobacco retailers. These discounts and bonuses violate the ban on advertising, promoting or sponsoring tobacco products, as laid down in the Dutch Tobacco and Smoking Materials Act (Tabaks- en …

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