On 14 November 2023, the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) released the 2023 Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index.
The SmokeFree Partnership, together with Corporate Europe Observatory and GGTC, worked on the European Index and the results are worrisome as no country is immune to influence from the tobacco industry.
SFP's Senior Advisor Luk Joosens assesses the implementation of the tracking and tracing system in countries party to the WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.
Brussels, 7 December 2021: the new EU Tobacco Industry Index released by SPF today, with the support of ENSP, EPHA, CEO and ECL, shows revived efforts by the tobacco industry to influence the EU policy making process.
Brussels, 02 November:The European Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2021 analyzes how 16 countries in the WHO European Region and the institutions of the European Union are affected by tobacco industry, and how far they have progressed in the implementation of Article 5.3 and its Guidelines that were unanimously adopted.
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
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 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.