SFP Policy Conference 2019: Tobacco Taxation for a Healthier Europe

Monday, 28 October 2019

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.


Timing and venue:

Event Venue: The Office, Rue d'Arlon 80, 1040 Brussels

Event Timing: 09:30 - 16:00, 15 November 2019 

Registration deadline: 11 November 2019


Why this topic?

There is substantial evidence, rooted in science and implementation, that raising taxes on tobacco products is one of the most cost-effective measures to reduce consumption of these harmful products while also generating substantial domestic revenues, which in turn can support health and other essential programs and investments that benefit the entire population. However, the pace of tax policy implementation remains slow, and discussions at EU level are still ongoing about possible next steps in the evaluation and review of the EU Tobacco Tax Directive.

The policy conference will aim to explore the complexities of tobacco taxation and its impact on public health and domestic revenues, benefitting from the participation of economists and health experts, representatives of the European Commission and of Member States and tobacco control advocates in European countries. It will provide a forum for an open, evidence-based discussion on the current status of tobacco taxation policies at EU and national level, the opportunities and barriers in the evaluation of the current framework, and the options and foreseeable next steps in the potential review of the EU Tobacco Tax Directive.


Please register here before 11 November. Registering does not guarantee a place at the conference. The organisers will contact you shortly with a confirmation following screening of your registration. We will also share a detailed agenda and additional information in the coming weeks on our website.  

*Please note: the tobacco industry and those representing tobacco industry interests are not invited, in accordance with the Article 5.3 FCTC. All registration requests will be screened*

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