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SFP News Update: Holiday edition 2021

Monday, 20 December 2021
SFP News

With 2021 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. 

You can download the newsletter below.

Brussels, 16 December: the latest 2021 edition, of the SFP infographic on tobacco industry presence in the EU policy-making environment is out.

SFP News Update III, 2021

Monday, 13 December 2021
SFP News

Brussels, 13 December 2021: Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners.

Brussels, 7 December 2021: the new EU Tobacco Industry Index released by SPF today, with the support of ENSP, EPHA, CEO and ECL, shows revived efforts by the tobacco industry to influence the EU policy making process.

The EHN published a paper in September 2021, focusing on Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs) and their harmful impact on the cardiovascular system. Find out more and access the full paper here.

We are recruiting: Policy Officer

Monday, 06 December 2021
SFP News

The Policy Officer supports the implementation of the SFP strategy and annual work plans. S/he will work closely with the SFP Director within a small team and will have policy campaign responsibilities. S/he will have a responsibility to execute SFP’s communications strategy and will represent SFP and its positions externally.

The Communications and Policy Officer supports the implementation of the SFP multi-annual strategy and annual work plans. S/he will work closely with the SFP Director within a small team and will have cross-cutting responsibilities to support the communication of SFP’s work towards its stakeholders. S/he will have a responsibility to coordinate SFP’s communications strategy and will represent SFP and its positions externally.

European Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2021

Tuesday, 02 November 2021
SFP News, Reports

Brussels, 02 November:The European Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2021 analyzes how 16 countries in the WHO European Region and the institutions of the European Union are affected by tobacco industry, and how far they have progressed in the implementation of Article 5.3 and its Guidelines that were unanimously adopted.

SFP Briefing on the European Development Days

Monday, 01 November 2021
SFP News, Conference Reports

On 15-16 June 2021, the European Commission organized the 14th edition of European Development Days (EDD). This year the event took place virtually , focusing on “The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future,” with the objective to stress the interconnection between climate change and public health.

 

On the occasion of a special policy dialogue focusing on the Tobacco Products Directive, the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), the European Heart Network (EHN), the European Lung Foundation (ELF), the European Respiratory Society (ERS), and the Smoke Free Partnership (SFP), teamed up to formulate concrete recommendations to EU policy makers towards delivering effective policies to protect in the best way possible children’s and young people’s health from tobacco and to achieve a sustainable tobacco-free future.

 

SFP News Update: July 2021

Thursday, 29 July 2021
SFP News

Brussels, 29 July 2021: Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners.

 

On 6 July, SFP Director Anca Toma took part in the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) ‘Tobacco Control and Cancer series: Building capacity for policy change’.

It is high time to beat plastic pollution, including cigarette filters.

The following article is authored by the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) and was originally published on the FCA website. The article was produced following the European Development Days (EDD) 2021 where FCA and SFP co-organised a session titled 'Harnessing tobacco control’s contributions to a greener economy'.

 

Brussels, 29 June 2021: The MEPs Against Cancer Interest Group, the MEP Heart Group, the MEP Lung Health Group and the Smoke Free Partnership held a special policy dialogue on ‘Europe’s path to the Tobacco Products Directive 3.0’ on Tuesday 29 June 2021 from 11:00 – 13:00 CEST. 

A RECORDING OF THE SESSION IS AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJIyzEJ4B4w

SFP position paper: Tobacco taxes save lives

Wednesday, 23 June 2021
SFP News, Position Papers

Brussels, 23 June 2021: Our newly published paper contains SFP’s policy proposals for the revision of the EU Tobacco Tax Directive 2011/64/EU.

The Framework Convention Alliance and the Smoke Free Partnership will be co-hosting a brainstorming lab session at the upcoming European Development Days on 15 June at 16:00 CET.

8 June: World No Tobacco Day 2021 Webinar and Ceremony

Tuesday, 08 June 2021
SFP News, Events

The Smoke Free Partnership and the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention with the support of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe hosted a World No Tobacco Day 2021 conference on 8 June 2021 (14:00 CET). The conference “Tobacco free policy-making for a tobacco free Europe” focused on exposing, discussing, and counteracting tobacco industry efforts against tobacco control progress.

Brussels, 31 May 2021 – SFP welcomes the implementation report on the EU Tobacco Products Directive and calls for a swift and efficient revision of its provisions, to help achieve the ambition for a  tobacco free generation.

Brussels, 20 May 2021: SFP welcomes the implementation report on the EU Tobacco Products Directive and calls for a swift and efficient review of its provisions, which will further help a decrease in tobacco use.

 

Menthol ban - a year later, where do we stand?

Thursday, 20 May 2021
Partner News

Since May 2020, a ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes and menthol roll-your-own tobacco has been in place across the EU. In a new briefing, Génération Sans Tabac and Comité National Contre le Tabagisme examine the status quo and tobacco industry's tactics for circumventing the ban, with a special focus on France and other Member States.

SFP News Update: April 2021

Friday, 30 April 2021
SFP News

Brussels, 30 April 2021: Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners.

 

The European Commission consultation focused on updating the rules for tobacco and alcohol bought abroad and improving the misuse of existing cross-border arrangements for such purchases.

Brussels, 15 March 2021: SFP provided a reply to a public consultation on a roadmap on 'Fighting organised crime – EU strategy for 2021-25 '. Illicit trade of tobacco is a major source of revenue for Organised Crime Groups.

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