European public health organisations call on the EU institutions to lead the transition towards a Tobacco-Free Europe

Thursday, 14 October 2021

On the occasion of a special policy dialogue focusing on the Tobacco Products Directive, the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), the European Heart Network (EHN), the European Lung Foundation (ELF), the European Respiratory Society (ERS), and the Smoke Free Partnership (SFP), teamed up to formulate concrete recommendations to EU policy makers towards delivering effective policies to protect in the best way possible children’s and young people’s health from tobacco and to achieve a sustainable tobacco-free future.


This briefing outlines our organisations’ policy recommendations for the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU), the Tobacco Tax Directive (2011/64/EU) the rules for cross-border shopping of tobacco (Article 32 of the Council Directive 2008/118/EC), the review of the Council Recommendations of December 2009 on smoke-free environments, and the evaluation and possible revision of the Tobacco Advertising Directive (2003/33/EU).

We also put forward a few additional recommendations towards the goal of building a sustainable tobacco-free future for the health of current and future generations.

Download the briefing below.

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