• 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, 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 briefing: Tobacco industry presence in the EU policy-making environment

Friday, February 9th, 2018

In March 2016, SFP conducted an exercise of identifying tobacco interest representatives registered in the EU’s Transparency Register. The search aimed to identify human and budget resources declared by the tobacco industry as lobbying towards the EU institutions. The results were published at https://smokefreepartnership.eu/position-papers-briefings-reports/sfp-briefing-on-article-5-3-of-the-fctc.

A similar exercise was conducted in 2017, relating to the updated declarations in the EU transparency register related 2015-2016 tobacco industry lobby spending.

 

Implementation of measures to prevent and address tobacco industry interference in policy - European status

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Implementation of measures to prevent and address tobacco industry interference in policy - European status

Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control requires Parties to take measures to protect public health policies from tobacco industry interference. This briefing looks at how European countries have implemented those provisions. 

 

 

 

 

SFP’s letter raises concern over the Tobacco Industry’s interference in Romania’s participation to Europalia 2019.

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Brussels, 4 December 2017 – the Smoke Free Partnership, the Belgian Foundation against Cancer and the Romanian Association for Health Promotion have signed a letter, written with the support of over 35 other tobacco control and public health organisations, urging the Minister of Culture of Romania to reconsider the involvement of the tobacco industry in the organisation of the country’s participation to Europalia 2019.  

SFP’s letter raises concern over the Tobacco Industry’s interference in Romania’s participation to Europalia 2019.

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Brussels, 4 December 2017 – the Smoke Free Partnership, the Belgian Foundation against Cancer and the Romanian Association for Health Promotion have signed a letter, written with the support of over 35 other tobacco control and public health organisations, urging the Minister of Culture of Romania to reconsider the involvement of the tobacco industry in the organisation of the country’s participation to Europalia 2019.  

Press release: Ukraine approves a 7-year plan for increasing taxes on cigarettes: benefits and challenges.

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Kiev, 13 December 2017 - the Parliament of Ukraine plans to increase excise taxes on tobacco in 2018 by 30%, and approves a 7-year plan for increasing taxes on cigarettes. The team of the NGO "Life" have prepared a press release with details, benefits and challenges of the plan.

Press release: ASH Welcomes New Tobacco Control Plan for England: Funding needed for it to succeed

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

London, 18 July 2017: Action on Smoking and Health has welcomed the Government’s new Tobacco Control Plan for England, “Towards a Smokefree Generation”, published today. [1] 

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

20 June 2017: High level conference on tobacco and research

On 20 June 2017 SFP organised a high level conference on tobacco and research, bringing together leading academics, researchers, and policy makers in research to address the gaps in tobacco control policy research in Europe, explain the need for synergistic relationships between research and policy, and discuss how partnerships in tobacco control research could be developed in Europe and other parts of the world

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World No Tobacco Day 2017: Implementation of Framework Convention on Tobacco Control highlighted as political priority globally

Brussels, 31 May 2017– On World No Tobacco Day, public health organisations call for speeding up the implementation of the FCTC at EU and regional level, as a way to ensure the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development agenda.

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