Brussels, 17 December: the latest, 2020 edition, of the SFP infographic on tobacco industry presence in the EU policy-making environment is out.
Brussels, 8 December 2020: the European Commission opened two roadmaps on tobacco taxation for feedback from relevant stakeholders.
December 2020: In light of the ongoing developments on Horizon Europe and its Mission on Cancer, the purpose of this document is to highlight the role of research for tobacco control, especially considering the crucial importance of tobacco control measures for public health. While the document focuses on Horizon Europe, due to the nature of tobacco as a commercial determinant for health the provided recommendations would mostly apply to its Cancer Mission.
December 2020: Following our May 2020 publication 'EU tracking and tracing system fully applicable for cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco', available here, read more on SFP's main concerns on the status quo.
Brussels, 7 December 2020: Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners.
December 2020: The new SFP paper on the Investment Case for the Global Strategy focuses on outlining different pathways for funding, as well as on examples of existing ways to support implementation.
December 2020: Read the SFP Briefing focusing on the Illicit Trade Protocol (ITP) Ratification Status.
As an organisation belonging to the EU4Health Civil Society Alliance, the Smoke Free Partnership would like to highlight its support for the 10 Guiding Principles the Alliance prepared on the EU4Health programme ahead of the upcoming related discussions and votes.
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.