SFP Briefing on Articles 11 and 13 of the FCTC

Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Read SFP's briefing on Articles 11 and 13 of the FCTC

SFP Position Paper on the Tobacco Tax Directive

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Position Papers

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.

Roundtable on Article 20 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

Monday, 17 October 2016
Events, Conference Reports

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.

Joint TPD position paper with ECL

Monday, 14 December 2015
Position Papers

SFP and the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) have produced a join position paper concerning the revision of the TPD.

Block, amend, delay

Monday, 14 December 2015

Report on Tobacco industry's efforts to influence the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC).

Out of Step

Monday, 14 December 2015

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.

Smoke free Europe makes economic sense

Monday, 14 December 2015

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

Monday, 14 December 2015
Position Papers

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).

SFP Breakfast Seminar: Smokefree polices in Europe: Are we there yet?

Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Events, Conference Reports

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.

Exhibition and Breakfast Debate in the European Parliament

Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Events, Conference Reports

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.

High Level Event on Plain Packaging

Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Events, Conference Reports

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.

EU Better Regulation: from economic to citizen-centric?

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Events, Conference Reports

24 February 2010 . The Smoke Free Partnership organised an event in the European Parliament on the EU Better Regulation agenda, where a report on industry interference into policy-making processes was launched.

1 February 2010. The Smoke Free Partnership organised an seminar in the European Parliament in Brussels on the global illicit trade in tobacco.

Workshop on Taxation and Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products

Thursday, 04 September 2008
Events, Conference Reports

3-4 September 2008. The Smokefree Partnership, together with its partners and the Association of European Cancer Leagues, organised a two-day workshop in Leuven, Belgium.

15 July 2008.  SFP organised a seminar in the European Parliament (Brussels) on FCTC article 5.3 and to explore the reasons why normal rules of engagement shouldn't apply to the tobacco industry.

Launch of the "Spotlight on the FCTC"

Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Events, Conference Reports

30 January 2008. The first briefing paper "Spotlight on the FCTC” was launched on January 30 at a cocktail reception in the European Parliament, Brussels hosted by Linda McAvan MEP.

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