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Prevent20

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Prevent20

More than 20% of all cancer deaths in the world are attributable to tobacco smoking. Each one of these deaths is entirely preventable through measures of tobacco control, amongst which tobacco taxation has been proveen to be the single most effective intervention. With this rationale in mind, the Prevent20 Coalition aims at uniting cancer organisations around the world to convince governments to reduce cancer deaths by increasing tobacco taxation.

 

SFP signs on joint NGO statement on health sustainability in trade and investment agreements

Friday, October 6th, 2017
SFP signs on joint NGO statement on health sustainability in trade and investment agreements

Brussels - SFP is one of 13 NGOs to have signed EPHA's Joint NGO statement on health sustainability in trade and investment agreements, urging the European Commission to design and implement a responsible trade policy in line with EU commitments under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SFP comments on Implementing Regulation on a Traceability System for Tobacco Products, Delegated Regulation on Data Storage Contracts and Implementing Decision on Security Features.

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

On Monday 2 October 2017 SFP submitted comments to the public consultation regarding the Implementing Regulation on a Traceability System for Tobacco Products, Delegated Regulation on Data Storage Contracts and Implementing Decision on Security Features. The submission was endorsed by 41 other partner organisations. 

SFP News Update September 2017

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Brussels, 22 September 2017 - Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and Coalition Partners here.

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

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

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.

20 June 2017: High level conference on tobacco and research

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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

Press Release: On World No Tobacco Day 2017, implementation of key Framework Convention on Tobacco Control provisions highlighted as political priority globally

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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.

World No Tobacco Day 2017 policy debate on "Tobacco: A Threat to Development"

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
World No Tobacco Day 2017 policy debate on "Tobacco: A Threat to Development"

On World No Tobacco Day 31 May 2017, SFP along with several public health organisations will organise a policy debate on this year's WNTD theme, "Tobacco: a threat to Development", hosted by Linda McAvan MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Development Committee. 

Join us with high level speakers including Health Commissioner Andriukaitis and representatives of the WHO, the World Bank and international tobacco control advocates to discuss the importance of tobacco control to sustainable development.

 

Press release: New products, old tactics: tobacco industry promotes both smoking and alternatives to smoking, PMI employs “consultant” to promote its heat-not burn product

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Brussels, 30 March 2017- New tobacco products are now being promoted by the tobacco industry, using a “consultant” (Mr Jos Draijer) recruited after a controversial career as a national health representative and European Bureau member for the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). 

Press Statement: Health groups unite to condemn BAT sponsored conference

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Brussels, 13 March 2017- On 22 March 2017, British American Tobacco is due to sponsor the European Conference on Fighting Organised Crime and Terrorism 2017, which lists as speakers and participants high-level EU officials alongside business representatives. As a sponsor, the company has input to the programme and provides speakers to this conference.

SFP News Update March 2017

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Brussels, 7 March 2017- Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition Partners here.

SFP Press release: Tobacco tax directive review – SFP calls for more focus on health

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Brussels – The Smoke Free Partnership calls on the European Commission to recognize the importance of tobacco taxation in protecting public health in its upcoming proposal for a revision of the Tobacco Tax Directive.

SFP News Update December 2016

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Brussels - This edition of the SFP news update highlights key policy updates on tobacco taxation, illicit trade and tobacco control research, and gives the SFP Coalition partners a brief report from COP7 in India.

SFP statement: Ombudsman ruling of maladministration in Commission’s dealings with the tobacco industry

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Brussels – The Smoke Free Partnership notes with alarm that despite a clear, strong-worded ruling of maladministration issued today by the European Ombudsman, the European Commission’s meetings with the tobacco industry at the highest level continue uninterrupted.

SFP Press release: Over 100 countries have adopted pictorial health warnings, and almost 20 have adopted or are considering the introduction of plain standardised packaging, shows a new international status report

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Brussels – Over 100 countries have adopted pictorial health warnings, and almost 20 have adopted or are considering the introduction of plain standardised packaging, shows a new international status report.

SFP's contribution to press conference organised by the SFP Coalition partner Slovenian Coalition for Public Health, Environment and Tobacco Control

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Ljubljana, October 2016- View the video with SFP's contribution to press conference organised by the SFP Coalition partner Slovenian Coalition for Public Health, Environment and Tobacco Control.

SFP Press release: European Commission rejects renewal or extension of the controversial agreement with tobacco multinational Philip Morris International (PMI) on tackling illicit trade

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Brussels – The Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) applauds the decision of the Commission to reject renewal or extension of the PMI Agreement with the EU, beyond its current date of expiry- 9th July 2016. The decision sets a milestone in the fight against illicit tobacco trade by allowing the allocation of resources and efforts for implementing more adequate measures, such as the global WHO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

SFP Press release: European Parliament approves the ratification of the Illicit Trade Protocol

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Strasbourg - The EU will soon become the 18th jurisdiction to ratify the WHO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (Illicit Trade Protocol). The Smoke Free Partnership welcomes the European Parliament`s plenary vote for the ratification of the Protocol by the EU and calls on the EU Member States to follow its lead.

SFP Press release: World No Tobacco Day cocktail reception 2016: The 2014 Tobacco Products Directive and Plain Packaging Progress in the EU

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Brussels - During a reception at the European Parliament to celebrate World No Tobacco Day 2016, organised by the Smokefree Partnership and 12 other health and tobacco control organisations, participants celebrated the entry into force of the Tobacco Products Directive and the implementation of plain packaging in the UK and France, with Ireland soon to follow, a measure made possible under the 2014 TPD.

World No Tobacco Day cocktail reception: The 2014 Tobacco Products Directive and Plain Packaging Progress in the EU

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
World No Tobacco Day cocktail reception: The 2014 Tobacco Products Directive and Plain Packaging Progress in the EU

The 2016 World No Tobacco Day focused on plain packaging falls just a few days after the entry into force of the Tobacco Products Directive, which has greatly contributed to the implementation of plain packaging in EU Member States. This reception celebrated the Directive and the possibilities it has created for Member States to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products.

SFP Press release: Tobacco Products Directive enters into force: the start of a new stage for tobacco control in Europe

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Brussels - The Smoke Free Partnership welcomes the entry into force of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) that sets the EU on a course towards more effective prevention of smoking, especially among children and young people.

SFP Press release: SFP welcomes European Court of Justice ruling upholding the Tobacco Products Directive

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Brussels - The Smoke Free Partnership calls on EU Member States to implement the provisions of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

SFP Joint Press release: Health organisations applaud the European Parliament’s stand against tobacco industry agreements

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Brussels - Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a Resolution stating, in no uncertain terms, that the European Commission should not renew, extend or renegotiate the Agreement with Phillips Morris International (PMI) beyond its current date of expiry in July 2016.

SFP Press release: European Parliament meeting sounds the alarm over tobacco industry meddling

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Brussels - Tobacco industry interference remains the single largest obstacle to effective policies against tobacco use across Europe. Regretfully this interference is largely unrecognised and unchallenged by policymakers.

SFP Joint Press release: Health organisations outraged by EU’s “possible” decision to extend agreement with tobacco transnational Philip Morris

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Brussels - SFP and health organisations across the EU have expressed alarm at the possibility that the European Commission will try to extend its legal agreement on tobacco smuggling with the major tobacco multinational Philip Morris International

SFP press release: European Commission embraces its failure to rein in tobacco industry influence

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Brussels – The Smoke Free Partnership is dismayed by the European Commission’s continued failure to implement more transparency in its dealings with the tobacco industry.

SFP Press release: Tobacco Products Directive upheld in Court opinion

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Brussels - SFP is delighted to see that the Advocate General’s Opinions uphold measures that intended to protect the health of hundreds of millions of EU citizens.

Good news about smoke free policies!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Latest developments regarding Article 8 of the FCTC on smoke free policies in Romania and in the Czech Republic.

SFP Press release: EU Ombudsman finds Commission in breach of FCTC, calls for changes in its tobacco transparency practices

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Brussels - SFP welcomes EU Ombudsman’s decision that the Commission’s secrecy about its tobacco industry meetings breaches its obligations under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

SFP Joint Press release: World No Tobacco Day 2015

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Brussels - Luk Joossens, Tobacco Control Expert at the Association of European Cancer Leagues and the Foundation Against Cancer Belgium, is awared special recognition by the world health organization.

SFP receives Distinguished 2015 Luther L. Terry Awards at World Conference on Tobacco or Health

Friday, March 20th, 2015

BRUSSELS – The Smoke Free Partnership was awarded the 2015 Luther L. Terry Award for Exemplary Leadership in Tobacco Control for Outstanding Organisation by the American Cancer Society. The award was formally received during a ceremony organised on Thursday 19 March during the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi.

WHO FCTC celebrates 10 years since it entered into force

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Brussels - Today marks the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

Shift in EU policy language after industry lobbying

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Find out more about how EU policy language shifted during the TPD revision.

World No Tobacco Day 2014: Raise taxes on tobacco

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Brussels - SFP congratulates Commisioner Borg, James Reilly TD and Vytenis Andriukaitis on the award of their World No Tobacco Day 2014 prize.

EU TPD: Ten reasons why it's good news for public health

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Read Linda McAvan's guest post on Cancer Research UK's Science blog.

SFP thanks European Parliament

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Strasbourg - Following the successful adoption of the compromise text by the European Parliament, the Smoke Free Partnership held a thank you event in the European Parliament’s seat of Strasbourg.

European Parliament leaves lasting health legacy by voting in favour Tobacco Products Directive

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Strasbourg. The Smoke Free Partnership today welcomes the European Parliament’s vote in support of the Tobacco Products Directive.

TPD negotiations successfully conclude with compromise agreement

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Brussels - SFP welcomes the compromise agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU on the Tobacco Products Directive.

Mixed victory for tobacco control in European Parliament’s vote

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Strasbourg - The European public health community cautiously welcomes the European parliament’s plenary vote today to start negotiations with the Council in view of reaching agreement on a Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).

WHO resources for World No Tobacco Day 2014

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

On World No Tobacco Day 2014, which was dedicated to raising tobacco taxes, the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Eruope published a number of resources and tools on tobacco taxtion.

SFP condemns the delay of the TPD in the European Parliament

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Brussels - The postponement of the debate and vote on the Tobacco Products Directive until October by the heads of political groups in the European Parliament is condemned by the Smoke Free Partnership.

EP ENVI Committee adopts TPD report

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Brussels - ENVI Committee adopts pictorial health warnings covering 75% of tobacco packets; full ban on characterising flavours; ban on slim cigarettes; strengthens the control of the supply chain to help prevent illicit tobacco trade; upholds the Member States’ right to adopt stronger national measures.

Health and transparency NGOs demand implementation of FCTC art. 5.3

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Brussels - European public health and transparency organisations send a letter to Commission President Barroso asking for the consistent implementation of Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

SFP welcomes the release of the Tobacco Products Directive proposal

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Brussels - The publication of the Tobacco Products Directive proposal is welcome, but its provisions can be improved. The Smoke Free Partnership calls on Members of the European Parliament and on EU governments to strengthen its provisions and to adopt a final act by mid-2014.

Dalli resignation - SFP statement

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Brussels - The SFP is concerned that the resignation of the Health Commissioner John Dalli threatens to further delay the review of the Tobacco Products Directive, a process already slowed down following intense lobbying by the tobacco industry and its allies.

World No Tobacco Day 2012: links and resources

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

31 May 2012 - Focus on tobacco industry interference.

Tobacco control in Development: The WHO FCTC Initiative

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Brussels - European Commission - DG Development and Cooperation organises a briefing.

Australia and France forge ahead with new packaging plans

Monday, April 16th, 2012

16 April 2012 - France finalised a decision to introduce graphic health warnings on all cigarette packages and this week Australia unveiled plans to become the first country to introduce mandatory standardised packaging.

Letter to President Barroso on the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive

Friday, October 14th, 2011

14 October 2011, Brussels - A group of MEPs, NGOs, charities, researchers and business representatives wrote to the President of the European Commission calling for a speedy revision of the Tobacco Products Directive.

Minister of "Tobacco" - Netherlands

Monday, October 10th, 2011

October 2011, The Netherlands - A Dutch documentary entitled “Minister of Tobacco” has recently been released detailing alleged links between the Netherlands Minister of Health, Edith Schippers, and the tobacco industry.

Pictorial tobacco warnings become mandatory in Malta

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

May 2011, Malta - Pictorial warnings on the packaging of tobacco products sold in Malta have now become mandatory.

Canada proposes Graphic Health Warnings covering 75% of the front and back of cigarette packs

Monday, February 14th, 2011

February 2011, Canada - The Canadian Government has proposed tough new regulations to strengthen tobacco labelling requirements in Canada.

Spain goes 100% smoke-free

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

December 2010, Madrid - Spain has just introduced a new law, tightening the weak restrictions introduced in 2006 by forbidding smoking in all enclosed public spaces.

Call to make all enclosed spaces in Spain smoke-free

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

21 September 2010, Barcelona - A coalition of national and international tobacco control and public health experts, urged the Spanish Parliament to pass legislation to make all enclosed public places in Spain completely smokefree.

Where Smoking Kills Most: WHO Map

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

November 2009 - According to the latest World Health Organisation data, almost one in five deaths in rich countries is caused by smoking.

What is the current status of the draft Council Recommendation on smoke-free environments?

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

November 2009, Brussels - This article is to provide information on the current timeline and decision-making process regarding the draft Council Recommendation on smoke-free environments.

Proposal for a Council Recommendation on Smoke-Free Environments

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

July 2009, Brussels - On 30 June 2009, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation on smoke-free environments.

Tobacco Free Europe: the diary of a campaign

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

7 May 2009, Brussels - The Tobacco Free Europe campaign was officially launched on May 7, 2009 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Progress in addressing tobacco industry interference

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

December 2008, South Africa - We are happy to announce that The COP adopted very strong guidelines on Articles 5.3 (protection of public health policy with respect to tobacco control from the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry).

Spotlight on the FCTC

Monday, April 14th, 2008

April 2008, Brussels - 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.

ECToH 07

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

October 2007, Basel - 4th European Conference on Tobacco or Health.

Second Conference of the Parties to the FCTC

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

June 2007, Bangkok - From the 30 June to 6 July the second Conference of the Parties to the FCTC met in Bangkok, Thailand.

Join the Global Smokefree Partnership’s campaign

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

May 2007, Brussels - Join the Global Smokefree Partnership’s campaign - it only takes five minutes!!

Global Voices Smokefree Status Report 2007

Monday, May 14th, 2007

May 2007 - the Global Smokefree Partnership published a report which focuses on the adoption of smoke-free laws around the world.

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] 

Czech Republic enforces smoking ban after years of debate

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Prague, 2 June 2017- Following the new law banning smoking in public places approved by the Czech Parliament and the President back on February 2017, the smoking ban in Czech Republic is finally in effect since Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Cancer Research UK: Cutting smoking rates could save the NHS £67 million a year

Friday, May 12th, 2017

London, 11 May 2017 -- A new study published in Tobacco Control, developed by researchers at the UK Research Forum and commissioned by Cancer Research UK, examined the health and economic impact of the UK becoming ‘tobacco-free’ - where less than 5% of the population smoke. The study predicts that achieving this target would avoid nearly 100,000 new cases of smoking-related disease including 35,900 cancers over 20 years.

Press release: Standardised Packaging of Tobacco to be signed into law, to come into force in September Part of efforts to have Ireland tobacco free by 2025

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Dublin, 29 March 2017- Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Minister of State, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy today (Wednesday) announced that the legislation for the standardised packaging of tobacco is to come into force in September 2017.  This follows the signing of the commencement order today (Wednesday) by Minister Corcoran Kennedy for the standardised packaging provisions of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015.

Press Release: The smoking prevalence among young people has been reduced by 28% – Kyiv International Institute of Sociology

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Kyiv, 28 March 2017-  Read SFP's Coalition partner LIFE press release on reduction of 28% of smoking prevalence rate among young people in Ukraine.

Tobacco control bill adopted by the government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Sarajevo - SFP is glad to share the good news from Bosnia and Herzegovina and its partner PROI about adoption of tobacco control bill by the government.

Slovenia adopts plain packaging

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Brussels - Congratulations to SFP Coalition Partners No excuse Slovenia and Slovenian Coalition for Public Health, Environment and Tobacco Control for their tireless advocacy to support this legislation in the last year.

Joint Statement: CETA is an unhealthy deal: lessons to be learnt for future EU trade policy

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Brussels - The European Parliament in the presence of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rubber-stamped the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

New law banning smoking in public places approved by the Czech Parliament and the President

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Prague - We are happy to announce that on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 the Czech Parliament and the President approved a new law banning smoking in many public places.

Lithuanian tobacco control organisations sign a consensus position to protect tobacco control policy from interference of the tobacco industry

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Vilnius - SFP’s partner NTAKK together with major Lithuanian institutions involved in tobacco control policy have co-signed a consensus position regarding their commitment to protect tobacco control policy from interference of the tobacco industry.

Czech Republic takes further step towards smokefree policies

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Prague - On Thursday, 19 January 2017 the Czech Senate voted by a wide margin (45-12) to approve a smoking ban in bars, restaurants and cafes in the Czech Republic.

Tobaksfacta produces film on Sweden's implementation of the EU's Tobacco Products Directive

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Stockholm - SFP's partner Tobaksfakta has recently produced a film named Kiosken around the topic of Sweden's implementation of the EU's Tobacco Products Directive

Press release by Norwegian Cancer Society: Parliament adopts Standardised packaging to save lives and prevent suffering

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Oslo - Members of Parliament voted in favour of standardised packaging of tobacco products despite intense lobbying by the tobacco industry to sway politicians against the measure.

Swedish Tobaksfakta giving extra emphasis to information on new tobacco regulations

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Swedish Tobaksfakta giving extra emphasis to information on new tobacco regulations

Stockholm - SFP's Coalition partner Tobaksfakta have received funds from the Public Health Agency for a project that will help to increase public knowledge and awareness of important news in the Tobacco Act.

ASH Press release: Tobacco industry appeal against standard packs law rejected

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

London - The Appeal Court has today handed down a ruling rejecting the tobacco industry’s appeal against the law requiring standardised packaging of cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco.[1]

Press release by Advocacy Center LIFE: Big Tobacco Tiny Targets: Tobacco Industry is Marketing Deadly Product to Kids in Ukraine

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Kyiv - SFP's Coalition partner, Advocacy Center LIFE, conducted a press conference to expose tobacco industry’s marketing tactics targeting children.

ASH Press release: France commits to go ahead with standardised ‘plain’ cigarette packs as Big Tobacco’s UK legal challenge draws to a close

Friday, December 18th, 2015

London - The tobacco industry’s challenge to the UK’s standardised tobacco packaging regulations is drawing to a close today and a ruling is expected to be made by the judge, the Hon. Mr Justice Green, in the New Year.

TTIP, ISDS and the Implications for Irish Public Health Policy report by Irish Cancer Society

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Dublin, July 2015- SFP's temporary partner, the Irish Cancer Society published ‘TTIP, ISDS and the Implications for Irish Public Health Policy’ – a major report into how an investor-State dispute mechanism could potentially affect the ability of the Oireachtas to pass laws that will reduce the cancer rate and save lives.

ASH Press release: UN Conference urges governments to consider taxing tobacco to finance development

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

London - Governments worldwide should consider using tobacco taxation as a tool to finance sustainable development and save lives, says the declaration of a major UN conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

#SmokeThis campaign launched by Cancer Research UK

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Cancer Research UK, one of SFP’s partners, has launched a new campaign that is shining a spotlight on the tobacco industry.

Sign the ERS petition for a strong Tobacco Products Directive!

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Brussels, July 2013- The European Respiratory Society Tobacco Control Committee invites everyone to sign its petition calling for the strongest possible Tobacco Products Directive.

World Lung Foundation 15,000aday.org campaign

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

New York, September 2011- 15,000 people die from tobacco every day. Save millions by taking action now.

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