Minister Vandenbroucke Speech at the Alliance for a Smoke Free Society

Monday, 25 March 2024

On 14 March, Belgian Minister of Health Frank Vandenbroucke attended the meeting of the Alliance for a Smoke Free Society. Here, he delivered what has been defined "The best speech of a Belgian Minister of Public Health on tobacco control over the last 50 years". 

In his speech, he celebrated the approval of the new Belgian anti-tobacco plan "after years of stagnation". He also recalled the challenging path to achieving such legislation, as "it is not always easy to prioritize health perspectives over economic interests". But, as Minister Vandenbroucke claimed, the fight against tobacco is "a fight we will win".

You can access the English translation of the full speech below: 

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