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Tuesday, 09.02.2016, 15:47
According to Estonia's Health and Labor Minister Jevgeni Ossinovski, Justice Minister Urmas Reinsalu hid behind formal and technical justifications when he did not approve Ossinovski's plans for restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol because the government has basically already agreed on the plan and therefore the bill would probably be sent to the parliament in the coming weeks, informs LETA/BNS.
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In Estonia, the number of deaths caused by cancer is smaller than the European Union average and remarkably less people younger than 65 die of cancer in Estonia than in the EU, results of a study carried out by Eurostat show, cites LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's Social Democratic Minister of Health Rimante Salaseviciuciute has decided to resign, the national radio LRT reports on January 29th, cites LETA/BNS.
The supervisory board of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund on Monday endorsed the fund's budget for 2016 at one bln. euros, 6.4 % more than its budget for 2015, reported BNS.
The proportion of Latvian residents, who smoke has increased in 2014, reaching 36%, reports LETA, according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.
The health indicators of Estonian residents are among the lowest in the fresh Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) health survey, reports LETA.
The Estonian Government approved on October 22nd a bill that toughens the packaging and labelling requirements of tobacco products, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.