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The SFP Coalition is a network comprising of independent EU and national advocacy organisations with technical expertise in tobacco control policy

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House of Commons votes for Tobacco and Vapes Bill

On Tuesday, 16 April 2024, history was made. The UK Tobacco and Vapes Bill, a ground-breaking legislation that will raise the age of sale incrementally every year from 2027 onwards, was passed by 383 votes to 67. The greatest achievement of this Bill is the Age of Sale restriction: this will create a Smoke-free Generation: anyone born on or after 1 January 2009 will never be allowed to buy cigarettes legally. This represents a great victory for the collective good and the health of all Brits. 


Tobacco Industry spent almost €20 million to influence EU policymakers, new report finds.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, <<04/04/2024>> – The Smoke Free Partnership, a coalition of more than 55 NGOs working on tobacco control at the  European level, published its annual infographic on “Declared Tobacco industry presence in the EU policy-making environment”. The analysis aims to shed light on the human and economic resources the tobacco industry and its allies can count on to lobby the EU institutions. 

SFP Infographic 2023: Declared Tobacco Industry Presence in the EU Policy-Making Environment

The 2023 edition of the Infographic on the Declared Tobacco Industry Presence in the EU Policy-Making Environment is out! 

Minister Vandenbroucke Speech at the Alliance for a Smoke Free Society

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". 



[Working Paper] Tobacco Taxes in the European Union: Tobacco Taxes in the European Union: An Evaluation of the Effects of the European Commission’s Proposals for a New Tobacco Tax Directive on the Markets for Novel Products

SFP's tax expert Professor Ángel López-Nicolás from the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena in Spain published this Working Paper on the effects of an unofficial draft of the European Commission's revised Tobacco Tax Directive (TTD) on novel products and combustibles. The revised TTD was expected to launch in December 2022 but has been postponed indefinitely.  

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