Brussels, 31 May 2017– On World No Tobacco Day, public health organisations call for speeding up the implementation of the FCTC at EU and regional level, as a way to ensure the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development agenda.
Read the SFP report on tobacco and research
Read SFP's Spotlight on Article 20 of the FCTC
Read SFP's report on Article 20 of the FCTC
Read SFP's Briefing on Article 5.3 of the FCTC
Read SFP's briefing on Articles 11 and 13 of the FCTC
Read SFP's position paper on revision of the Council Directive 2011/64/EU regarding Excises Duties for Tobacco Products.
The conference report highlights the challenges in the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and specifically its Article 5.3 which asks governments to protect public health from the interference of the tobacco industry.
12 October 2016. SFP organised a roundtable on Research, Surveillance and Exchange of Information (FCTC Art 20) hosted by MEP Linda McAvan. The overall objective of the roundtable was to raise awareness of and support for Article 20 of the FCTC in order to ensure this important article is no longer overlooked and gets the attention it deserves amongst all policy makers in charge of research within the European Union.
20-21 June 2016. SFP together with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, held a 2-day Capacity Building Seminar that took place in Bratislava. The aim of this seminar was to strengthen the training developed by SFP in previous years in order to effectively support national, European and international policy initiatives in line with Articles 6 (taxation) and 15 (illicit trade) of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) as well as the EU approach with regards to taxation and illicit trade.
This factsheet identifies key facts and questions arising out of the current negotiations to renew the 2004 PMI Agreement.
Policy-makers encounter a wide array of arguments for weakening the Tobacco Products Directive. But are they true?
SFP seeks compulsory graphic warnings and standardised packaging on all cigarette packs in the revision of the TPD.
SFP and the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) have produced a join position paper concerning the revision of the TPD.
Report on Tobacco industry's efforts to influence the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC).
Shadow Report from the EU Tobacco Control NGOs on the European Commission’s Report, ’Dancing the Tango’.
Lifting the smokescreen: 10 reasons for going smokefree was published and launched at the European Parliament in March 2006.
Launched at the 2 June 2005 conference in Luxembourg, the Smoke free Europe makes economic sense report compares the economics of smoke free policies, as well as the economic impact of smoking bans in bars and restaurants in different countries.
The Limassol recommendations aim to identify a number of relevant steps which can contribute to developing comprehensive smoke free legislation.
The Tobacco or Health in the European Union: past, present and future, or the ASPECT report, was published in October 2005 and launched by Commissioner for Health and Consumer, David Byrne, at a press conference in Brussels.
30 September- 1 October 2015. SFP organised this high level conference in the city of Leuven in Belgium. Bringing together tobacco tax experts, European Commission officials from DG TAXUD, DG SANTE and OLAF as well as MEPs and the tobacco control community, this conference provided an opportunity to discuss the different perspectives on tobacco taxation and illicit trade (Articles 6 and 15 of the FCTC).
14 April 2015. With a keynote speech by European Commission Deputy Director General for Health and Food Safety, Martin Seychell this breakfast seminar celebrated the launch of the updated SFP Smokefree Map and provided a platform to discuss whether smokefree policies in the EU are honouring national commitments made under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the 2009 Council Recommendation on Smokefree Environments.
24 April 2013. Smoke Free Partnership and Tobaksfakta Think Tank organised a week-long exhibition from 22 to 26 April and a breakfast debate on 24 April, Protecting Children From Tobacco: What Works?, in the European Parliament in Brussels.
29 February 2012. This event in the European Parliament, Brussels, set the debate as to why plain, standardized packaging (in combination with large, mandatory pictorial warnings) is needed in the upcoming revision of the Tobacco Products Directive.