• 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.

The Luther L. Terry Award recognizes outstanding global achievement in the field of tobacco control in six categories: outstanding individual leadership, outstanding organization, outstanding research contribution, exemplary leadership by a government ministry, distinguished career, and outstanding community service.

Since its creation in 2006, Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) has been at the forefront of highly successful campaigns in a number of important EU tobacco control policy areas, including smoke-free policies. SFP has implemented successful pan-European projects aimed at building knowledge and capacity in tobacco taxation in collaboration with its partners Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) UK, Cancer Research UK and the European Heart Network. SFP has recently led a successful pan-European campaign bringing together tobacco control advocate from EU member states and beyond, laying the groundwork for the successful revision of the 2010-2014 EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). The World Health Organization (WHO) recognised SFP for its accomplishments in the area of tobacco control through the World No Tobacco Day Award in 2011.

Tobacco use killed 100 million people in the 20th century and will kill 1 billion people in the 21st century if current trends continue. Each year, tobacco use is responsible for almost 6 million premature deaths, 80 percent of which are in low- and middle-income countries. By 2030, this number is expected to increase to 8 million.

"Tobacco-related diseases are the most preventable cause of death worldwide, responsible for the deaths of approximately half of all long-term tobacco users,” said John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society.

Operating with a small and dynamic team, SFP’s unique ability to combine strategic direction, expert knowledge and strong stakeholder relationships based on its robust partnerships, was recognised as an outstanding global achievement.

’’We are honoured to be nominated, and even more, to win this recognition in the company of most distinguished co-recipients, organisations and outstanding people alike. This award recognises our work on the TPD, but we must stress that this important success for European public health could not have happened without all of our partners’ direct involvement and support’’ said Ms Florence Berteletti, Director of Smoke Free Partnership.

E-mail: info@smokefreepartnership.eu
Phone: +32 (0) 2 430 73 59
Address: Rue de l'Industrie 24, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

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