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How online sales and promotion of snus contravenes current European Union legislation
  1. Silvy Peeters,
  2. Anna B Gilmore
  1. Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath, UK
  1. Correspondence to Silvy Peeters, Department for Health, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK; s.peeters{at}bath.ac.uk

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  • Funding This work is supported by the ‘Pricing Policies and Control of Tobacco in Europe (PPACTE)’ project and funded by the EC FP7 Grant Agreement HEALTH-F2-2009-223323. AG is supported by a Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellowship. The snus was not purchased using money from either of these grants. AG is a member of the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS), a UK Centre for Public Health Excellence. Funding to UKCTCS from the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Medical Research Council and the National Institute of Health Research, under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged. The funders played no role in the study design, analysis and interpretation of data nor writing of the report or the decision to submit the article for publication.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The project was approved by the University of Bath's Research Ethics Approval Committee for Health.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Funding This work is supported by the ‘Pricing Policies and Control of Tobacco in Europe (PPACTE)’ project and funded by the EC FP7 Grant Agreement HEALTH-F2-2009-223323. AG is supported by a Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellowship. The snus was not purchased using money from either of these grants. AG is a member of the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS), a UK Centre for Public Health Excellence. Funding to UKCTCS from the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Medical Research Council and the National Institute of Health Research, under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged. The funders played no role in the study design, analysis and interpretation of data nor writing of the report or the decision to submit the article for publication.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The project was approved by the University of Bath's Research Ethics Approval Committee for Health.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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