This latest edition of the ’Spotlight on the FCTC’ series examines how the EU and its Member States can continue to take a leading role, by supporting and promoting collaboration in the scientific, technical and legal fields. Through its multilateral and bilateral programmes, the EU and Member States can provide the technical assistance, and financial resources, to help reduce the burden of disease caused by smoking in the very poorest areas of the world.

Tobacco use is on the rise in the developing world, impacting heavily on Africa, as well as countries such as India, China, Bangladesh and Brazil, who often lack the necessary resources, expertise and finances to adequately combat the problem.

Please see here for the SFP response to the Consultation on the EU’s role in Global Health.


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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.