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High Level Conference: Combating Tobacco Industry Tactics: State of Play and a Way Forward

2 March 2016    |   15:30 – 18:30European Parliament, Room P4B001Hosted by Gilles Pargneaux MEP/ Co-hosted by Karl-Heinz Florenz MEP/ Benedek Jávor MEP  

SFP PRESS RELEASE: European Parliament meeting sounds the alarm over tobacco industry meddling

Brussels, 2 March 2016 - Tobacco industry interference remains the single largest obstacle to effective policies against tobacco use across Europe. Regretfully this interference is largely unrecognised and unchallenged by policymakers.   

SFP press release: European Commission embraces its failure to rein in tobacco industry influence

Brussels, 8 February 2016 – The Smoke Free Partnership is dismayed by the European Commission’s continued failure to implement more transparency in its dealings with the tobacco industry.  
Latest Documents

Smoke Free Partnership Conference ‘’Taxation and Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products: What next at EU level?

30 September- 1 October Faculty Club Groot Begijnhof 14 – B-3000 Leuven, Belgium  

Health organisations outraged by EU’s “possible” decision to extend agreement with tobacco transnational Philip Morris

Brussels, 25th February 2016- SFP and health organisations across the EU have expressed alarm at the possibility that the European Commission will try to extend its legal agreement on tobacco smuggling with the major tobacco multinational Philip Morris International   

Letter to MEPs on resolution(s) regarding the forthcoming expiry of the Philip Morris International (PMI) Agreement

Monday, March 07, 2016- SFP is contacting MEPs as representatives of the health community in Europe to call on their support for a strong Resolution which states clearly that the European Commission should NOT renew, extend or renegotiate the Agreement with Phillips Morris International (PMI) beyond its current date of expiry.   

Health organisations applaud the European Parliament’s stand against tobacco industry agreements

Brussels, 10 March 2016: Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a Resolution stating, in no uncertain terms, that the European Commission should not renew, extend or renegotiate the Agreement with Phillips Morris International (PMI) beyond its current date of expiry in July 2016.  

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The Smoke Free Partnership is...

a partnership between Cancer Research UK, the European Heart Network and Action on Smoking and Health (UK). We aim to promote tobacco control advocacy and policy research at EU and national levels in collaboration with other EU health organisations and EU tobacco control networks.