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  

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  

WNTD 2015 Award Ceremony and Cocktail Reception

This reception is organised with the support of the Association of European Cancer Leagues, the Belgian Foundation against Cancer, and the Smoke Free Partnership on 1 June at the European  Parliament (18.30 – 20.00h) in Brussels  

Smokefree polices in Europe: Are we there yet?

14 April 2015. Join us on Tuesday 14th April in Brussels for a breakfast seminar to look at the status of smokefree policies across Europe  

Exhibition and Breakfast Debate in the European Parliament

24 April 2013. Smoke Free Partnership and Tobaksfakta Think Tank organised a week-long exhibition from 22 to 26 April and a breakfast debate on 24 April, Protecting Children From Tobacco: What Works?, in the European Parliament in Brussels.  

EU Better Regulation: from economic to citizen-centric?

24 February 2010 . The Smoke Free Partnership organised an event in the European Parliament on the EU Better Regulation agenda, where a report on industry interference into policy-making processes was launched.   

High Level Event on Plain Packaging

29 February 2012. This event in the European Parliament, Brussels, set the debate as to why plain, standardised packaging (in combination with large, mandatory pictorial warnings) is needed in the upcoming revision of the Tobacco Products Directive.  

World No Tobacco Day 2011: Focus on the FCTC

31 May 2011. The Smoke Free Partnership hosted a reception in the European Parliament in Brussels to mark World No Tobacco Day 2011.   

Setting the EU tobacco control agenda and celebrating the ’Pledge

31 May 2010. The Smoke Free Partnership organised an event in the European Parliament, Brussels, to celebrate World No Tobacco Day 2010.  

Combating the Global Illicit Trade in Tobacco and the consequences for Europe and Africa

1 February 2010. The Smoke Free Partnership organised an seminar in the European Parliament in Brussels on the global illicit trade in tobacco.  

Workshop on Taxation and Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products

3-4 September 2008. The Smokefree Partnership, together with its partners and the Association of European Cancer Leagues, organised a two-day workshop in Leuven, Belgium.  

The role of FCTC article 5.3 in protecting public policy from tobacco industry influence

15 July 2008.  SFP organised a seminar in the European Parliament (Brussels) on FCTC article 5.3 and to explore the reasons why normal rules of engagement shouldn't apply to the tobacco industry.  

Launch of the "Spotlight on the FCTC"

30 January 2008. The first briefing paper "Spotlight on the FCTC” was launched on January 30 at a cocktail reception in the European Parliament, Brussels hosted by Linda McAvan MEP.    

Lunch Debate on FCTC and the Need for a Smuggling Protocol

20 June 2007, Strasbourg - The Smokefree Partnership organised a lunchtime debate on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the need for a protocol to deal with smuggling in the European Parliament, Strasbourg  

Consensus seminar on tobacco and nicotine product regulation

3-4 May 2007. The Smokefree Partnership, together with the EHN and CNCT, organised a consensus seminar on tobacco and nicotine product regulation in Leuven, Belgium.   

Smoke Free Places Workshop

17 April 2007. The Smoke Free Partnership organized a workshop entitled Smoke Free Places as part of the EPHA Conference Health in the Enlarged EU in Bratislava.   

Public hearing on reduced-ignition propensity cigarettes (RIP)

28 February 2007. A European campaign to ensure that only ’fire safer’ cigarettes are produced and marketed in the EU was launched at a hearing in the European Parliament.   

Lifting the smokescreen: 10 reasons for going smokefree

21 March 2006. The Smoke Free Partnership published ‘Lifting the smokescreen: 10 reasons for going smokefree’, which was launched at the European Parliament by MEPs Liz Lynne and Adamos Adamou.  

Smokefree Europe conference

2 June 2005. The Smoke free Europe 2005 Conference was held in Luxembourg and was jointly organised by Cancer Research UK (CRUK), European Cancer Leagues (ECL), European Heart Network, la Ligue National contre le Cancer (LNCC-France), and the ERS.   

European strategy meeting on Smoke free policies in Europe

13 May 2005. The European strategy meeting on the implementation of Smoke free Policies in Europe, also known as the Cyprus meeting, was organised in Limassol, Cyprus.  

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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.