SMOKE FREE PARTNERSHIP POLICY MATERIALS

On Monday 2 October 2017 SFP submitted comments to the public consultation regarding the Implementing Regulation on a Traceability System for Tobacco Products, Delegated Regulation on Data Storage Contracts and Implementing Decision on Security Features. The submission was endorsed by 41 other partner organisations. 

BRUSSELS, 27 June 2017 – There is no Plan B for fighting illicit trade of tobacco products if the European Union adopts a tobacco industry-controlled tracking and tracing system, warned international experts and advocates. The calls were made during the High Level Conference on the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products organised by the Smoke Free Partnership at the European Parliament in Brussels today. The conference was hosted by Francoise Grossetête MEP and co-hosted by MEPs Karin Kadenbach and Bart Staes, and aimed to bring to the forefront a public health perspective on the ongoing discussions.

20 June 2017: High level conference on tobacco and research

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
SFP News, Events, Products Regulation

On 20 June 2017 SFP organised a high level conference on tobacco and research, bringing together leading academics, researchers, and policy makers in research to address the gaps in tobacco control policy research in Europe, explain the need for synergistic relationships between research and policy, and discuss how partnerships in tobacco control research could be developed in Europe and other parts of the world

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.

SFP report on Tobacco Research: A challenge for the European Union

Friday, 03 March 2017
Products Regulation

Read the SFP report on tobacco and research

SFP Spotlight on Article 20 of the FCTC

Thursday, 02 March 2017
Products Regulation

Read SFP's Spotlight on Article 20 of the FCTC

SFP report on Article 20 of the FCTC

Thursday, 02 March 2017

Read SFP's report on Article 20 of the FCTC

SFP Briefing on Article 5.3 of the FCTC

Thursday, 02 March 2017

Read SFP's Briefing on Article 5.3 of the FCTC

SFP Briefing on Articles 11 and 13 of the FCTC

Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Advertising Ban

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

SFP Position Paper on the Tobacco Tax Directive

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Taxation

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, Products Regulation

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.

New Myth-busting briefing on the Tobacco Products Directive

Monday, 14 December 2015
Products Regulation

Policy-makers encounter a wide array of arguments for weakening the Tobacco Products Directive. But are they true?

Briefing on the Revision of the 2001 Tobacco Products Directive

Monday, 14 December 2015
Products Regulation

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
Products Regulation

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
Products Regulation

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

Monday, 14 December 2015
Products Regulation

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
Products Regulation

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
Products Regulation

The Limassol recommendations aim to identify a number of relevant steps which can contribute to developing comprehensive smoke free legislation.

Tobacco or Health in the European Union: past, present and future

Monday, 14 December 2015
Products Regulation

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).

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