Brussels, 22 August: SFP, together with a number of its Coalition partners expressed concern regarding the aggressive lobbying of the tobacco industry against plain packaging in the Czech Republic.
SFP, together with other CSOs, co-signed an ECL letter to Politico. The letter presents a complaint by the public health community following tobacco industry's sponsorship of Politico's PRO Morning Health Care newsletter. The full later can be found here.
Brussels, 22 July: SFP expresses its support for the letter sent on behalf of Action on Smoking & Health (ASH US), Framework Convention Alliance, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Brussels, 15 July 2019: The Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) stands firmly behind SEATCA in its fight to defend its Smoke-Free Index against the actions of the Phillip-Morris International-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW). The actions of FSFW serve to further the commercial interests of the tobacco industry and to endanger the reliable, trustworthy resources developed in support of the WHO FCTC by SEATCA.
Brussels, 11 June 2019 – More efforts are needed at European and national level to reinforce tobacco control policies and help reduce its disease and death toll, participants heard at an event marking WHO’s World No Tobacco Day in Brussels today. In 2019, the World No Tobacco Day focuses on tobacco and lung diseases to raise awareness of the impact of tobacco use on lung health. Tobacco smoking is responsible for two-thirds of lung cancer deaths globally, but also brings with itself a plethora of other issues such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tuberculosis or reduced lung function.
Brussels, 22 May: SFP supported a letter co-signed by over 125 organisations calling on social media companies to end tobacco advertising, especially via paid influencers.
The European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) invite you to the celebration of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2019, a high level event and award ceremony, jointly organized with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe on 11 June 2019 from 15:00-18:00. The session is supported by the European Cancer Leagues (ECL), the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA).
Brussels, 20 May 2019 – The Smoke Free Partnership welcomes the entry into force of the EU system for the tracking and tracing of tobacco products, a revolutionary tool to curb illicit tobacco trade at the regional level. The EU tracking and tracing system, introduced in the EU tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU (1) and developed through secondary legislation (2) aims to control the supply chain of products legally manufactured or imported on the EU’s internal market.
SFP Director Anca Toma Friedlaender wrote a blog for ASH Finland, examining in further detail what needs to be done to continuously boost tobacco control in Europe. You can read the full blog here.
SFP's latest Mythbuster is offering argumentation, key facts and figures that disprove six misconceptions on tobacco taxation.
Brussels, 12 February: SFP together with a number of its Coalition partners expressed serious concern regarding the possible introduction of separate smoking areas indoors, which could lead to a reversal of smoke-free policy in the country.
Brussels, 6 February 2019: SFP supported the EU4Health Campaign in its reaction to the European Commission Reflection Paper, 'Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030'.
Brussels, 28 January 2019: SFP, together with more than 200 signatories from the global public health community, supported an open letter to the WHO Director General and the Executive Board.
Last week, the importance of tobacco taxation was discussed in further detail in a blog post in The Tobacco Atlas.
Brussels, 17 December: The latest SFP infographic on tobacco industry presence in the EU policy-making environment is out.
Brussels, 11 December 2018: the Smoke Free Partnership Coalition expresses its congratulations and support for the efforts taken by the Dutch Government towards a healthier life through the recent adoption of the National Prevention Agreement.
In September 2018, SFP submitted an updated Position Paper on tobacco taxation to the European Commission's consultation on the possible revision of the Tobacco Tax Directive. The latest updated version of the paper, titled Tobacco Tax for a Healthier Europe, can be downloaded further below.
Brussels, 6 June 2018: Over 25 public officials, MEPs, public health advocates, gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels to mark World No Tobacco Day 2018, on the theme “Tobacco Breaks Hearts” and focusing on the impact of tobacco use on cardiovascular diseases.
In September 2018, the SFP Board adopted the following statement of principles in relation to e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products in the context of the review of the Tobacco Tax Directive.
Sofia, Bulgaria: following the roundtable organised by SFP in conjunction with the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU on 25-26 April 2018, the report below captures the key discussion points from the meeting.
Brussels, 6 April 2018 --- New leadership at the Smoke Free Partnership