What is the SFP Coalition?

The SFP Coalition is a specialised network comprising of independent EU and national organisations with technical expertise in tobacco control policy created in 2014. Led by SFP, Coalition partners work together to promote and support smoking prevention through the development of advocacy strategies that deliver specific EU tobacco control policies as well as to promote and support smoking prevention at international, European and national level through the development and implementation of the FCTC, its protocols and guidelines. 

The main priorities of the SFP Coalition will be to continue promoting forward-looking and evidence-based tobacco control legislation in order to support the implementation of the FCTC in specific and cross-cutting policy areas with an overarching goal of improving health and reducing health inequalities among EU citizens.

How does the SFP Coalition work?

SFP provides technical assistance to SFP Coalition partners regarding policy developments and programme initiatives related to smoking prevention, allowing them to contribute to the policy making process at EU level

SFP facilitates the exchange of information between the partners of the SFP Coalition regarding EU and national advocacy on smoking prevention and tobacco control to enable the Coalition to act cohesively 

SFP trains, mentors and supports the partners of the SFP Coalition so that they can engage with the EU in a consistent and coordinated manner

SFP promotes tobacco control information and policy research at EU and national level, in collaboration with other EU health organisations and tobacco control organisations 

The SFP Coalition is non-profit making, transparent and financially independent of industry, commercial and business or other conflicting interests. It is not a legal entity. Read our Transparency Statement here


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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.