SFP News Update, July 2020

Friday, 31 July 2020
SFP News

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. 

SFP on the EU4Health Programme

Monday, 15 June 2020
SFP News

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.

SFP Briefing Paper: Tobacco Control for Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, 19 May 2020
SFP News, Position Papers

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.

SFP News Update, April 2020

Friday, 24 April 2020
SFP News

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

Tobacco and COVID-19 Hub

Monday, 30 March 2020
SFP News, Facts

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

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.

Spotlight 9: Tobacco Control and Development

Tuesday, 25 February 2020
SFP News, Spotlight on the FCTC

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.

SFP News Update IV: Holiday Edition

Thursday, 19 December 2019
SFP News

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.

Illicit Trade - Facts and Fiction

Monday, 16 December 2019
SFP News, Facts

Image: Peggy and Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay

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. 

SFP News Update December 2019

Friday, 13 December 2019
SFP News

Brussels, 13 December 2019: Read the latest policy updates of the Smoke Free Partnership and the Coalition partners.

SFP Contributes to FIAN's Beet the System

Monday, 18 November 2019
SFP News

SFP contributed to the FIAN Beet the System magazine, focusing on providing an overview on the role of FCTC Art. 5.3.

15 November 2019, Brussels: Experts and advocates from 23 countries discussed the importance of tobacco taxation for a healthier Europe at Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) annual policy conference

2018 Annual Report

Sunday, 10 November 2019
SFP News, Annual Reports

Discover SFP's work throughout 2018 in our latest Annual Report.

The Smoke Free Partnership will hold its annual policy conference on 15 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The focus of this year's session will be on the role of tobacco taxation for a healthier Europe.

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.

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