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SFP thanks European Parliament

28 February 2014. 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

26 February 2014, Strasbourg. The Smoke Free Partnership today welcomes the European Parliament’s vote in support of the Tobacco Products Directive.   

Mixed victory for tobacco control in European Parliament’s vote

8 October 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).  

High Level Event on Plain Packaging

29 February 2012. This event in the European Parliament, Brussels, set the debate as to why plain, standardised packaging (in combination with large, mandatory pictorial warnings) is needed in the upcoming revision of the Tobacco Products Directive.  
Latest Documents

TobTaxy Toolkit in 20 languages

The toolkit on tobacco taxation and illicit trade is the key output of the TobTaxy project. It was published in October 2012.  

Exhibition and Breakfast Debate in the European Parliament

24 April 2013. Smoke Free Partnership and Tobaksfakta Think Tank organised a week-long exhibition from 22 to 26 April and a breakfast debate on 24 April, Protecting Children From Tobacco: What Works?, in the European Parliament in Brussels.  

Briefing on the Article 5.3 of the FCTC: A global Treaty for a global problem

January 2013 - This briefing outlines the legal obligations as well as the guidelines under Article 5.3 of the Convention and proposes next steps for the EU  

New Myth-busting briefing on the Tobacco Products Directive

Policy-makers encounter a wide array of arguments for weakening the Tobacco Products Directive. But are they true?  

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The Smoke Free Partnership is...

a partnership between Cancer Research UK, the European Heart Network and Action on Smoking and Health UK. 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.