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. Today’s high level conference organised in the European Parliament by the Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) and the Belgian Foundation against Cancer (BFaC) focused discussions on combating undue influence in policy by the tobacco industry, as well as proposing possible measures such as transparency of meetings to curb tobacco industry effects on health policies.  

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