Brussels - The publication of the Tobacco Products Directive proposal is welcome, but its provisions can be improved. The Smoke Free Partnership calls on Members of the European Parliament and on EU governments to strengthen its provisions and to adopt a final act by mid-2014.
Brussels - The SFP is concerned that the resignation of the Health Commissioner John Dalli threatens to further delay the review of the Tobacco Products Directive, a process already slowed down following intense lobbying by the tobacco industry and its allies.
Brussels - European Commission - DG Development and Cooperation organises a briefing.
31 May 2012 - Focus on tobacco industry interference.
16 April 2012 - France finalised a decision to introduce graphic health warnings on all cigarette packages and this week Australia unveiled plans to become the first country to introduce mandatory standardised packaging.
14 October 2011, Brussels - A group of MEPs, NGOs, charities, researchers and business representatives wrote to the President of the European Commission calling for a speedy revision of the Tobacco Products Directive.
October 2011, The Netherlands - A Dutch documentary entitled “Minister of Tobacco” has recently been released detailing alleged links between the Netherlands Minister of Health, Edith Schippers, and the tobacco industry.
May 2011, Malta - Pictorial warnings on the packaging of tobacco products sold in Malta have now become mandatory.
February 2011, Canada - The Canadian Government has proposed tough new regulations to strengthen tobacco labelling requirements in Canada.
December 2010, Madrid - Spain has just introduced a new law, tightening the weak restrictions introduced in 2006 by forbidding smoking in all enclosed public spaces.
21 September 2010, Barcelona - A coalition of national and international tobacco control and public health experts, urged the Spanish Parliament to pass legislation to make all enclosed public places in Spain completely smokefree.
November 2009 - According to the latest World Health Organisation data, almost one in five deaths in rich countries is caused by smoking.
November 2009, Brussels - This article is to provide information on the current timeline and decision-making process regarding the draft Council Recommendation on smoke-free environments.
July 2009, Brussels - On 30 June 2009, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation on smoke-free environments.
December 2008, South Africa - We are happy to announce that The COP adopted very strong guidelines on Articles 5.3 (protection of public health policy with respect to tobacco control from the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry).
April 2008, Brussels - This second issue of "Spotlight on the FCTC" highlights how the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States have met, or in some cases failed to meet, their obligations to tackle second-hand smoke, according to Article 8 of the convention.
October 2007, Basel - 4th European Conference on Tobacco or Health.
June 2007, Bangkok - From the 30 June to 6 July the second Conference of the Parties to the FCTC met in Bangkok, Thailand.
May 2007, Brussels - Join the Global Smokefree Partnership’s campaign - it only takes five minutes!!
May 2007 - the Global Smokefree Partnership published a report which focuses on the adoption of smoke-free laws around the world.