Brussels, 20 May 2020 – The Smoke Free Partnership welcomes the last phase of the entry into force of the EU tracking and tracing system for cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco.
Brussels, 20 May 2020 -- As of today, the EU-wide ban on cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco products with a characterising flavour takes full effect.
20 May 2020: today marks a historic moment - the full application of the EU ban on characterising flavours. The full statement from SFP as well as additional resources are available further below.
Brussels, 19 May 2020: SFP launched its latest briefing paper, titled Tobacco Control for Cancer Prevention.
The latest Culture and Health webinar series 2020 – 'A puff of smoke: what next for tobacco control?' took place on 27 April. The webinar was organised by WHO Europe and included an intervention by SFP Director Anca Toma Friedlaender.
The Secretariat of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control issued a statement on tobacco control during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brussels, 24 April 2020: Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners.
21 April 2020: the latest SFP Coalition statement focuses on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of tobacco control
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With the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world had to prioritise public health and brace for a critical strain on healthcare systems, society and the economy alike. More and more studies and information are highlighting the role tobacco use plays in placing an individual at a higher risk when exposed to COVID-19. In order to provide a hub for all the resources circulating on this and related topics, SFP has collected different outputs from its Coalition partners, public health organisations, media and institutions.The list will continue being updated with new information as the situation develops.
The ninth issue of the Spotlight on the FCTC covers the topic of tobacco and development, focusing specifically on FCTC Art. 22 and Art. 26.
17 February 2020: SFP, together with more than 30 other public health organisations supported a statement on the importance of placing prevention at the heart of Europe's Beating Cancer Plan.
With 2019 almost behind us, we are sharing our last newsletter for the year, in its special, holiday edition, with highlights of the year, as well as key materials and events.
Brussels, 17 December: the latest, 2019 edition, of the SFP infographic on tobacco industry presence in the EU policy-making environment is out.
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The purpose of this section, hosted in the Facts area of the SFP website, is to provide information, resources and evidence on illicit tobacco trade to partners and policy-makers, and to address tobacco industry narratives on illicit trade.
Brussels, 13 December 2019: Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners.
SFP contributed to the FIAN Beet the System magazine, focusing on providing an overview on the role of FCTC Art. 5.3.
15 November 2019, Brussels: Experts and advocates from 23 countries discussed the importance of tobacco taxation for a healthier Europe at Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) annual policy conference
Discover SFP's work throughout 2018 in our latest Annual Report.
The Smoke Free Partnership will hold its annual policy conference on 15 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The focus of this year's session will be on the role of tobacco taxation for a healthier Europe.
Brussels, 22 August: SFP, together with a number of its Coalition partners expressed concern regarding the aggressive lobbying of the tobacco industry against plain packaging in the Czech Republic.
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.
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.