To prevent the growing uptake of electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) by young people and reduce the products’ affordability, the Parliament of Ukraine increased taxes on tobacco products (Law 466-IX).
With 2020 almost behind us, we are sharing our last newsletter for the year, in its special, holiday edition, with highlights of the year, as well as key materials and events.
Brussels, 8 December 2020: the European Commission opened two roadmaps on tobacco taxation for feedback from relevant stakeholders.
Brussels, 7 December 2020: Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners.
Discover SFP's work throughout 2019 in our latest Annual Report.
Brussels, 31 July 2020: Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners.
July 30, 2020: That health must be placed in the centre of strategic and budgetary priorities should be the single most important lesson from the ongoing pandemic at supranational and national level.
Brussels, 15 June 2020: SFP published its main points for consideration on the EU4Health programme proposal.
Brussels, 20 May 2020 – The Smoke Free Partnership welcomes the last phase of the entry into force of the EU tracking and tracing system for cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco.
Brussels, 20 May 2020 -- As of today, the EU-wide ban on cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco products with a characterising flavour takes full effect.
20 May 2020: today marks a historic moment - the full application of the EU ban on characterising flavours. The full statement from SFP as well as additional resources are available further below.
Brussels, 19 May 2020: SFP launched its latest briefing paper, titled Tobacco Control for Cancer Prevention.
The latest Culture and Health webinar series 2020 – 'A puff of smoke: what next for tobacco control?' took place on 27 April. The webinar was organised by WHO Europe and included an intervention by SFP Director Anca Toma Friedlaender.
The Secretariat of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control issued a statement on tobacco control during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brussels, 24 April 2020: Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners.
21 April 2020: the latest SFP Coalition statement focuses on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of tobacco control
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With the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world had to prioritise public health and brace for a critical strain on healthcare systems, society and the economy alike. More and more studies and information are highlighting the role tobacco use plays in placing an individual at a higher risk when exposed to COVID-19. In order to provide a hub for all the resources circulating on this and related topics, SFP has collected different outputs from its Coalition partners, public health organisations, media and institutions.The list will continue being updated with new information as the situation develops.
The ninth issue of the Spotlight on the FCTC covers the topic of tobacco and development, focusing specifically on FCTC Art. 22 and Art. 26.
17 February 2020: SFP, together with more than 30 other public health organisations supported a statement on the importance of placing prevention at the heart of Europe's Beating Cancer Plan.
With 2019 almost behind us, we are sharing our last newsletter for the year, in its special, holiday edition, with highlights of the year, as well as key materials and events.
Brussels, 17 December: the latest, 2019 edition, of the SFP infographic on tobacco industry presence in the EU policy-making environment is out.
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The purpose of this section, hosted in the Facts area of the SFP website, is to provide information, resources and evidence on illicit tobacco trade to partners and policy-makers, and to address tobacco industry narratives on illicit trade.