Understanding the legal motivation of the French Conseil Constitutionnel regarding plain packaging

French FlagTo understand the legal motivation of the French Conseil constitutionnel, Stephen Lequet, Head of External Relations at DNF (Droits des Non Fumeurs) explains:

The Conseil constitutionnel Decision No 2015-727 DC on 21 January 2016 concerns a large number of health-related topics.

More specifically on Tobacco, three provisions were challenged by the applicants and have been declared in full accordance with the Constitution: 

1. The ban on the sale, distribution or supply free of charge of cigarettes and rolling tobacco containing flavorings or containing any technical device modifying the odor, taste or burning intensity, or comprising certain additives.

The date for implementation of this ban is in principle expected to be on 20 May 2016.

TOB-g: Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for High risk populations Project

TOB.g logoTOB-G project aims to develop and implement an inno-vative and cost effective approach to prevent chronic diseases related to tobacco dependence by developing specialized tobacco cessation guidelines for populations of high risk. The specialized guidelines for high risks groups will be developed according to ENSP’s evidence based and good practices in tobacco cessation. 

The high risk populations are people with Cardiovascular diseases, COPD, Type 2 diabetes, adolescents & pregnant women. 

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SILNE-R: Enhancing the effectiveness of strategies to prevent smoking in adolescents

SILNE-R, A three-year project funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 programme

 Summary

The SILNE-R project aims to learn, by in-depth comparisons between seven European countries, how strategies and programmes to prevent youth smoking could enhance their effectiveness by taking into account the opportunities, barriers and resources present at local levels.

EQUIPT - EU comparative effectiveness research project in tobacco control

EQUIPT LOGOEQUIPT NEWS UPDATE - The European-study on Quantifying Utility of Investment in Protection from Tobacco (EQUIPT) is a research project in tobacco control, funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Led by Health Economics Research Group (HER) at Brunel University, London, EQUIPT is a partnership of 11 consortium members from 7 member states – Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

Message from ENSP President - January 2016

 I sincerely hope that you had a lovely time during the Christmas holidays, surrounded by all your loved ones. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all best for the forthcoming year.

 2015 was an exciting and interesting year for me. Since I took over the presidency of the ENSP, I have travelled to many places and had the opportunity to thoroughly meet and actively interact with members. This really confirmed the fact that our network is more than ever alive, which sends a strong message to our partners and stakeholders, as well as the tobacco control world across Europe.

Open letter to all stakeholders and decision makers to include WHO-FCTC Art. 5.3 when implementing the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU

ENSP sent an open letter to all stakeholders and decision makers involved in tobacco control in EU Member States, to urge them to consider WHO-FCTC Article 5.3 in the planning their process of implementing the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/49/EU (TPD), which states th

TACKSHS - LAUNCH OF THE HORIZON 2020 PROJECT

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TackSHS is a new research project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. TackSHS aims to improve our understanding of second-hand tobacco smoke and e-cigarette emissions and find ways of tackling the health burden caused by exposure to these aerosols. Last week, over 30 professionals from six countries in Europe met in Barcelona for a two-days kick-off meeting, during which each team presented their work programme for the next four years.

ENSP - FCTC Reporting Form

On the Internet WHO-FCTC web page you can find a page dedicated to each FCTC Party, containing submitted reports and their annexes:

http://www.who.int/fctc/reporting/party_reports/en/ (please select your country name on the drop down list).

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European Smoking Cessation Guidelines

 The ENSP Total Ban with No Exceptions Declaration

European Developments

Directive 2003/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and...
Commission Decision of 5 September 2003 on the use of colour photographs or other illustrations as health warnings on tobacco packages
Corrigendum to Directive 2003/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the approximation of the laws,...
Commission Decision of 26 May 2005 on the library of selected source documents containing colour photographs or other illustrations for...
Directive 2001/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2001 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and...
Commission Decision of 12 April 2006 amending Commission Decision C(2005) 1452 final of 26 May 2005 on the library of selected source...