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SFP Briefing Paper: Tobacco Control for Cancer Prevention


Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Brussels, 19 May 2020: SFP launched its latest briefing paper, titled Tobacco Control for Cancer Prevention.

The paper focuses on three key messages, calling on the European Commission and Member States to to include them in prevention measures for cancer and other NCDs; this is especially relevant in light of the ongoing work on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan.

  1. Primordial as well as primary prevention including tobacco control measures should be a pillar of any effective strategy to fight against cancer and other NCDs. Tobacco control should be at the core of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and its Cancer Research Mission.
  2. By implementing the measures enshrined in the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) public health will benefit from a long-term, sustainable reduction in the burden of cancer and other NCDs.
  3. In order to protect present and future generations, children and young people, the EU and its Member states should adopt the goal of achieving  a Tobacco Free Europe.

You can download the full version of the paper below.

The paper was endorsed by the following organisations:

Belgium/EU: Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)

Belgium/EU: Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)

Belgium: Alliance pour une société sans tabac

France: Comité National Contre Le Tabagisme (CNCT)

Germany: German Smokefree Alliance (ABNR)

Kosovo: Kosovo Advocacy and Development Center (KADC)

Romania: Asociația Generația România Sănătoasă 2035

Slovenia: No Excuse Slovenia

Slovenia: Slovenian Coalition for Public Health, Environment and Tobacco Control

Spain: XQNS!

The Netherlands/EU: European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA)

The Netherlands: Health Funds for a Smokefree Netherlands

UK : FRESH

Ukraine: NGO Advocacy Center ‘Life’

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