SMOKE FREE PARTNERSHIP UPDATES

Prague - We are happy to announce that on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 the Czech Parliament and the President approved a new law banning smoking in many public places.

Vilnius - SFP’s partner NTAKK together with major Lithuanian institutions involved in tobacco control policy have co-signed a consensus position regarding their commitment to protect tobacco control policy from interference of the tobacco industry.

Czech Republic takes further step towards smokefree policies

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Partner News

Prague - On Thursday, 19 January 2017 the Czech Senate voted by a wide margin (45-12) to approve a smoking ban in bars, restaurants and cafes in the Czech Republic.

Stockholm - SFP's partner Tobaksfakta has recently produced a film named Kiosken around the topic of Sweden's implementation of the EU's Tobacco Products Directive

Oslo - Members of Parliament voted in favour of standardised packaging of tobacco products despite intense lobbying by the tobacco industry to sway politicians against the measure.

Stockholm - SFP's Coalition partner Tobaksfakta have received funds from the Public Health Agency for a project that will help to increase public knowledge and awareness of important news in the Tobacco Act.

London - The Appeal Court has today handed down a ruling rejecting the tobacco industry’s appeal against the law requiring standardised packaging of cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco.[1] 

Kyiv - SFP's Coalition partner, Advocacy Center LIFE, conducted a press conference to expose tobacco industry’s marketing tactics targeting children.

London - The tobacco industry’s challenge to the UK’s standardised tobacco packaging regulations is drawing to a close today and a ruling is expected to be made by the judge, the Hon. Mr Justice Green, in the New Year.

Dublin, July 2015- SFP's temporary partner, the Irish Cancer Society published ‘TTIP, ISDS and the Implications for Irish Public Health Policy’ – a major report into how an investor-State dispute mechanism could potentially affect the ability of the Oireachtas to pass laws that will reduce the cancer rate and save lives.

London - Governments worldwide should consider using tobacco taxation as a tool to finance sustainable development and save lives, says the declaration of a major UN conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

#SmokeThis campaign launched by Cancer Research UK

Sunday, 02 November 2014
Partner News

Cancer Research UK, one of SFP’s partners, has launched a new campaign that is shining a spotlight on the tobacco industry.

Brussels, July 2013- The European Respiratory Society Tobacco Control Committee invites everyone to sign its petition calling for the strongest possible Tobacco Products Directive.

World Lung Foundation 15,000aday.org campaign

Wednesday, 07 September 2011
Partner News

New York, September 2011- 15,000 people die from tobacco every day. Save millions by taking action now.

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