• About Us

    About Us

    SFP is a partnership between the Belgian Foundation against cancer, Cancer Research UK, the Dutch Cancer Society and the Norwegian Cancer Society with the European Heart Network, Action on Smoking and Health (UK), and La Ligue contre le Cancer as Associate Partners. We aim to promote tobacco control advocacy and policy research at EU and national levels in collaboration with other EU health organisations and EU tobacco control networks.

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  • Our Mission

    Our Mission

    We work with policy makers at EU level to ensure that tobacco control receives adequate political attention and increased resources at global level. Our mission is the effective implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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  • Our Partners

    Our Partners

    SFP draws its strengths from its strong partnership with the European institutions and most importantly its partnerships with EU-level organisations, national organisations, universities and academic centres across the world.

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  • About Us
  • Our Mission
  • Our Partners

About us

SFP is a partnership between the Belgian Foundation against Cancer, Cancer Research UK, the Dutch Cancer Society and the Norwegian Cancer Society with the European Heart Network, Action on Smoking and Health, and La Ligue contre le Cancer as  Associate Partners. 

Our policy work

The Smoke Free Partnerhip works with policy makers at EU level to ensure that tobacco control receives adequate political attention and increased resources at global level.

Become a partner

The SFP Coalition currently has 29 partners across Europe including SFP main partners, associate partners and Coalition partners. We welcome requests to join!

Spotlights on the FCTC

  • What does the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) mean for the EU? If you want to find out, read the first issue of a series of briefings “Spotlight on the FCTC”.

  • This second issue of "Spotlight on the FCTC" highlights how the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States have met, or in some cases failed to meet, their obligations to tackle second-hand smoke, according to Article 8 of the convention.

  • The third issue of the Spotlight on the FCTC focused on the role of article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in protecting public policy from tobacco industry influence.

  • The fourth issue of the Spotlight on the FCTC focuses on the European Commission proposals to amend EU Directives on the rates and structure of taxes on manufactured cigarettes.

  • The fifth issue of the Spotlight on the FCTC focuses on tobacco and development policy as well as Articles 22 and 26, which cover technical assistance and financial resources respectively.

  • The sixth issue of the Spotlight on the FCTC focuses on Article 15 and the proposed Protocol, which will aim to legally commit the Parties to take action against the global illicit trade of tobacco products.

  • The seventh issue of the Spotlight on the FCTC focuses on Article 14 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which covers tobacco dependence and cessation.

  • The eighth issue of the Spotlight on the FCTC focuses on Articles 11 and 13 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which covers the labelling and packaging of tobacco products.

SmokeFree Partnership Updates

SFP supports joint letter to Politico against tobacco industry sponsorship

Friday, August 9th, 2019
SFP supports joint letter to Politico against tobacco industry sponsorship

SFP, together with other CSOs, co-signed an ECL letter to Politico. The letter presents a complaint by the public health community following tobacco industry's sponsorship of Politico's PRO Morning Health Care newsletter. The full later can be found here.

SFP News Update July 2019

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Brussels, 24 July 2019:  Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners here.

SFP supports joint letter to the UN SG following a note on the role of the tobacco industry in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Brussels, 22 July: SFP expresses its support for the letter sent on behalf of Action on Smoking & Health (ASH US), Framework Convention Alliance, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Spotlight Article: Belgian Alliance for a Smoke Free Society welcomes three new measures bringing us another step towards a smoke free generation

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Plain packaging for cigarettes and rolling tobacco will be a reality in Belgium as of 1 January 2020. The Belgian Alliance for a Smoke Free Society congratulated the Minister of Health De Block and her administration as this measure is crucial for allowing children to grow up smoke free and to protect them from tobacco addiction.

Press Release (FR): Tous les partis politiques se rallient derrière Générations Sans Tabac Un soutien massif pour des mesures antitabac efficaces

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Press Release (FR): Tous les partis politiques se rallient derrière Générations Sans Tabac Un soutien massif pour des mesures antitabac efficaces

22 mars 2019 – Tous les grands partis politiques soutiennent le principe de l’initiative Générations Sans Tabac, qui veut que tout enfant né à partir de 2019 puisse grandir sans tabac et ne se mette pas à fumer. Il existe en outre un soutien massif de la part des milieux politiques, qui désirent prendre les mesures nécessaires afin que la première génération sans tabac devienne une réalité d’ici 2037. Telles sont les conclusions du débat politique organisé ce matin à Bruxelles par l’Alliance pour une Société sans Tabac. L’Alliance souhaite que le principe défendu par l’initiative Générations Sans Tabac soit intégré aux accords de gouvernement fédéral et régionaux et que les prochains gouvernements élaborent un plan antitabac ambitieux et cohérent.

STOP is expressing grave concern in light of PMI speaker at OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

21 March 2019: The sesssion, titled “Responsible Lobbying: Aligning Profit for Public Good” should not include a tobacco industry representative: one cannot speak of integrity and responsibility when it comes to tobacco industry interference.

World No Tobacco Day 2018 Report

Brussels, 6 June 2018: Over 25 public officials, MEPs, public health advocates, gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels to mark World No Tobacco Day 2018, on the theme “Tobacco Breaks Hearts” and focusing on the impact of tobacco use on cardiovascular diseases.

Download World No Tobacco Day 2018 Report

SFP Conference Report: High Level Roundtable on Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade

Sofia, Bulgaria: following the roundtable organised by SFP in conjunction with the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU on 25-26 April 2018, the report below captures the key discussion points from the meeting.

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High level conference warns EU against handing the tobacco industry control of the EU’s tracking and tracing system of tobacco products

BRUSSELS, 27 June 2017 – There is no Plan B for fighting illicit trade of tobacco products if the European Union adopts a tobacco industry-controlled tracking and tracing system, warned international experts and advocates. The calls were made during the High Level Conference on the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products organised by the Smoke Free Partnership at the European Parliament in Brussels today. The conference was hosted by Francoise Grossetête MEP and co-hosted by MEPs Karin Kadenbach and Bart Staes, and aimed to bring to the forefront a public health perspective on the ongoing discussions.

Filip Borkowski presentation Francis Thompson presentation Katharina Kummer Peiry presentation event report
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