• 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

Tobacco Tax for a Healthier Europe: Updated SFP Position Paper

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Tobacco Tax for a Healthier Europe: Updated SFP Position Paper

In September 2018, SFP submitted an updated Position Paper on tobacco taxation to the European Commission's consultation on the possible revision of the Tobacco Tax Directive. The latest updated version of the paper, titled Tobacco Tax for a Healthier Europe, can be downloaded further below.

SFP News Update November 2018

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Brussels, 29 November 2018 - Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners here.

Statement of principles in relation to e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

In September 2018, the SFP Board adopted the following statement of principles in relation to e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products in the context of the review of the Tobacco Tax Directive.

Press Release: Smoking prevalence among children in Ukraine has decreased by 43% over the last 12 years

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Kiev, 15 November 2018 - Newly published results from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey show improvements in smoking prevalence rates among Ukrainian children. The SFP Coalition Partner NGO Advocacy Center 'Life' has prepared a press release with additional information.

The Lithuanian example: reducing tobacco industry interference

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Vilnius, February 2017 - Early last year, Lithuania reached a consensus position on tobacco industry interference. On this occasion, our SFP Coalition partner, the Lithuanian National Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition (NTAKK) prepared a statement with more information.

World No Tobacco Day 2018 in Romania - summary of activities

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The Romanian Pneumology and Cardiology Societies have released an executive summary of the 2018 No Tobacco Campaign, available below.

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

event report

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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