The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) was put to a vote today in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) committee of the European Parliament.
Marina along with her Conservative colleagues voted against the report, voicing concern at measures aimed to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes. The vote was the product of an agreement reached […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis supported an e-cigs demonstration over the weekend outside BBC Broadcasting House.
The protest brought together members and supporters of the vaping community keen to ensure that e-cigs remain available to consumers on the open market. E-cigs are used by around 7 million citizens across the EU and are […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis has visited a ‘dementia café’ in Barnet today in support of the Alzheimer’s Society. The event was sponsored by Councillor Lisa Rutter, former Mayor of Barnet, and sought to raise awareness of the disease.
Dementia cafés allow sufferers to seek advice and information, but also offer people opportunities to […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today met with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health Jane Ellison MP to discuss the EU Tobacco Products Directive, in particular the regulation of electronic cigarettes.
Marina re-stated the European Parliament’s position on electronic cigarettes, where an amendment tabled by Conservative MEPs not to regulate e-cigarettes as medical devices was […]Continue Reading →
Health Ministers and experts from the World’s eight major economies met today in London to discuss the growing crisis of dementia. Tackling the disease is thought to cost the world economy over £370 billion a year, with costs due to rise sharply over the next 40 years as the world population continues to age.
Speaking […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEPs today headed off extreme proposals on “sexual and reproductive health and rights” which would see sex education become compulsory across Europe for children as young as four.
A report by Portuguese Socialist Edite Estrela seeks to enforce a set of rules across the whole […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis made a speech today to the European Parliament calling on her fellow MEPs not to over-regulate electronic cigarettes when they vote on the EU Tobacco Directive later today. Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine via inhaled vapour.
Mrs. Yannakoudakis said: “As an ex-smoker I know all too well that […]Continue Reading →
London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis visited Johnson & Johnson’s Innovation Centre in London, one of four regional hubs established this year to accelerate innovation across the healthcare landscape.
The centres promote collaboration between the world’s leading scientists and entrepreneurs. Johnson & Johnson chose London for its European hub as the UK is home to one of the world’s thriving life sciences ecosystems.
Marina said: “I […]Continue Reading →
As the Conservative lead on health in the European Parliament, Marina visited Kew Gardens to find out more about medicinal plants and the work that Kew does to ensure that patients receive herbal medicines which are authentic, safe and properly labelled.
The herbal medicine market in Europe is worth £3¼ million […]Continue Reading →
Marina is one of the lead negotiators on the EU’s revised Medical Devices Directive. Medical devices cover everything from replacement hips to operating tables and scalpels.
Marina believes that EU rules need to put patient safety first while not placing extra administrative burdens on manufacturing. To find out more about the […]Continue Reading →