SMOKE FREE PARTNERSHIP POLICY MATERIALS

The Smoke Free Partnership welcomes the openness shown by some of the EU political groups to inputs from civil society and stakeholders in the process of defining their electoral manifestos for them to better reflect citizen’s views. 

Document de prise de position sur les produits du tabac chauffés

Monday, 25 September 2023
Position Papers

Les produits du tabac chauffés (PTC) sont des produits du tabac qui ont été lancés pour la première fois en 2014 et qui bénéficient d’une promotion massive de la part des entreprises de tabac. Les études sur l’incidence des PTC sur la santé sont rares. Selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé, il n’existe pas de preuves suffisantes pour étayer l’allégation selon laquelle ces produits seraient moins nocifs que les cigarettes traditionnelles. 

Document de prise de position sur les cigarettes électroniques

Monday, 25 September 2023
Position Papers

Le présent document de prise de position vise à proposer des éléments de contexte, un consensus et des recommandations politiques concernant les risques relatifs (par rapport au tabagisme et par rapport à une non-utilisation) posés par les cigarettes électroniques, les principales mesures politiques adoptées par l’UE et des recommandations plus générales à l’intention des États membres de l’UE. 

Bruxelles, 15 décembre 2022: Le Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) salue l’initiative de la Commission visant à mettre à jour la recommandation de 2009 relative aux environnements sans tabac. SFP partage l’avis selon lequel une telle mise à jour est grandement nécessaire, compte tenu des dernières évolutions du marché, des dernières conclusions des études menées sur les effets de la fumée de tabac et des aérosols des produits émergents sur la santé et l’environnement, la vulnérabilité particulière des enfants à la fumée de tabac secondaire et tertiaire et de la forte divergence des législations antitabac entre les États Membres. 

Position Paper on Electronic Cigarettes

Monday, 11 September 2023
Position Papers

This briefing paper sets out to propose elements of background, consensus, and policy recommendations in relation to the relative risks of e-cigarettes (relative vs. smoking and relative vs. non-use), the key EU policy measures, and more general recommendations to the EU Member States. 

Position Paper on Heated Tobacco Products

Monday, 11 September 2023
Position Papers

Heated tobacco products (HTPs) are tobacco products first launched in 2014 and heavily promoted by tobacco companies. There is limited research, mainly financed by tobacco companies, on the impact of HTPs on health. The World Health Organization believes there is insufficient evidence to support the claim of less harm relative to conventional cigarettes. 

 

SFP's submission to UNEP on the UN Global Plastics Treaty

Monday, 16 January 2023
SFP News, Position Papers

The Smoke Free partnership (SFP) submitted input to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in preparation for the next Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-2) on a proposed UN international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment. All the points we share align with the Stop Tobacco Pollution Alliance (STPA) recommendations.

Brussels, 15 December 2022: The Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) welcomes the Commission’s initiative to revise the 2009 Recommendation on smoke-free environments. SFP agrees that such a revision is much needed, given the latest market developments, the latest findings of studies regarding the impact of tobacco smoke and emerging products’ aerosols on health and the environment, the specific vulnerability of children to second-hand and third-hand tobacco smoke, and the wide divergence of smoke-free laws across Member States.

Brussels, 14 February 2022:  Articles 15 and 16 of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) , and its implementing and delegated acts established the first regional tobacco tracking and tracing system for tobacco products. It aims to support Member States in controlling the supply chain of tobacco products legally manufactured or imported on the EU’s internal market, and in meeting the EU’s and Member States’ obligations under Article 8 of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

SFP position paper on the evaluation and review of the Tobacco Products Directive

Tuesday, 16 November 2021
SFP News, Position Papers

Brussels, November 2021: the TPD as adopted in 2014 contributed significantly to improving the functioning of the internal market and implementing the FCTC at EU level to reduce tobacco use. However, new market and legislative developments in the EU gave rise to new challenges to the functioning of the internal market and to the protection of public health, which must be addressed through the revision of the current Directive. 

SFP position paper: Tobacco taxes save lives

Wednesday, 23 June 2021
SFP News, Position Papers

Brussels, 23 June 2021: Our newly published paper contains SFP’s policy proposals for the revision of the EU Tobacco Tax Directive 2011/64/EU.

SFP Paper on the Investment Case for the Global Strategy

Thursday, 03 December 2020
SFP News, Position Papers

December 2020: The new SFP paper on the Investment Case for the Global Strategy focuses on outlining different pathways for funding, as well as on examples of existing ways to support implementation.

SFP Briefing Paper: Tobacco Control for Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, 19 May 2020
SFP News, Position Papers

Brussels, 19 May 2020: SFP launched its latest briefing paper, titled Tobacco Control for Cancer Prevention.

Tobacco Tax for a Healthier Europe: Updated SFP Position Paper

Wednesday, 05 December 2018
SFP News, Position Papers

In September 2018, SFP submitted an updated Position Paper on tobacco taxation to the European Commission's consultation on the possible revision of the Tobacco Tax Directive. The latest updated version of the paper, titled Tobacco Tax for a Healthier Europe, can be downloaded further below. 

Statement of principles in relation to e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products

Wednesday, 07 November 2018
SFP News, Position Papers

In September 2018, the SFP Board adopted the following statement of principles in relation to e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products in the context of the review of the Tobacco Tax Directive.

SFP Position Paper - Tobacco Control Research

Friday, 09 March 2018
SFP News, Position Papers

In March 2018, SFP submitted a response to the public consultation on the future EU research priorities, including a detailed position paper on tobacco control research.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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