World No Tobacco Day cocktail reception: The 2014 Tobacco Products Directive and Plain Packaging Progress in the EU
31 May 2016. The 2016 World No Tobacco Day focused on plain packaging falls just a few days after the entry into force of the Tobacco Products Directive, which has greatly contributed to the implementation of plain packaging in EU Member States. This reception celebrated the Directive and the possibilities it has created for Member States to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products.
The event took place on 31 May 2016 at the European Parliament and will be hosted by Linda MCAVAN MEP
Remarks were made by:
Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Roberto BERTOLLINI, Chief Scientist and WHO Representative to the European Union
Announcement and celebration of INWAT Europe Patti White Award for Outstanding Contribution to Tobacco Control
Announcement and celebration of WHO World No Tobacco Day 2016 will be part of the cocktail reception