Snus – A Smokeless Tobacco Alternative That Could Help Europe Achieve Its Smoke-Free Ambitions

March 23, 2024

Whether it was a commissioner who resigned over influence scandals, or Swedish tabloids warning of new EU rules, snus has long been a thorn in Brussels’ side. But it is back — this time, ostensibly as a shining example of smokeless tobacco alternatives that could help Europe achieve its “smoke-free” ambitions.Learn more :

Snus is a tobacco product originating from a variant of dry snuff in early 18th-century Sweden. It is placed between the upper lip and gum for extended periods as a form of sublabial administration. It is not fermented and is available in two forms: loose or pre-packed into pouches (snus). The ingredients within snus include tobacco, salt, water, humectants such as glycerin or propylene glycol, and flavoring, which vary between brands and products.

Snus: Tips for Responsible Use and Safety

The use of snus is associated with reduced smoking cessation and lower cigarette consumption in some studies, whereas other studies have found no statistically significant effect. A study [110] using the population-based Swedish Twin Registry found that snus users were more than twice as likely to quit smoking as smokers who had never used snus, and six times as likely to quit if they continued using snus at least six months after cessation.

TCRG research has also identified that snus is significantly less harmful than cigarette smoking and can be used as part of a comprehensive harm reduction strategy. This research is evidence that snus has the potential to deliver the health benefits of a tobacco-free society and that a European Union ban on the sale of snus should be reconsidered in light of this.

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Affidea Romania Acquires Biomed Scan Clinic Romania

November 15, 2023

Biomed scan rezultate rmn owner Gabriel Valet has developed his company into one of the leaders in Romania’s medical imaging market. But he still faces a key challenge: finding enough specialists in the country’s underfinanced public healthcare system. To address this, he has formed a strategic partnership with Siemens Healthineers, the company that produces the machines his clinic uses.

The two companies share their plans, needs, and expectations, ensuring that Valet’s machines are running at peak performance. This helps him attract patients, who in turn help the company’s bottom line. Valet also plans to start a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of early prevention in the case of heart diseases, which he says are responsible for more than 60% of deaths in Romania.

Transformative Technology: Biomed Scan Clinic Redefining Healthcare in Romania

Valet’s experience shows that a strong team is more important than expensive equipment. The specialized staff he has assembled at his location in Strada Racari is friendly and professional, which contributes to the positive experience clients have at his clinic.

Affidea Romania, the largest player on the Romanian market of medical imaging, outpatient and treatment services, has bought Biomed Scan’s two medical centers in Bucharest. The deal was negotiated by Affidea’s local office, with the assistance of the DLA Piper tax department, in collaboration with TS Partners. The acquisition is in accordance with Affidea’s strategy of expanding its presence on the Romanian healthcare market and expanding its service portfolio to include outpatient treatments. The transaction is subject to approval by the Antitrust Authority and the National Securities Commission, which is expected within a few weeks.

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