Welcome to the September 2016 edition of The Network. ENSP invites you to attend a series of events and activities in tobacco control taking place this fall in Europe and world-wide. We particularly highlight the high-level event "Roadmap to a Tobacco-Free Romania 2035" on 8 September in Bucharest, the EQUIPT Final Project Conference on 27 September in Brussels and the ENSP Annual Capacity Building Event and Network Meeting on 19-21 October in Ljubljana. Find more details on each of the events below.
“Roadmap to Tobacco-Free Romania 2035”, under the auspices of the Presidency of Romania
Bucharest, Romania - 8 September
SRNT Europe 17th Annual Conference
Prague, Czech Republic - 8-9 September
EQUIPT Final Project Conference:
Counting the Net Benefit of investing in Evidence-based Tobacco Control in Europe
Brussels, Belgium - 27 September
19th European Health Forum Gastein
Bad Hofgastein, Austria - 27 September
ENSP Capacity Building Event and Network Meeting
Combining presentations from experts and moderated practical group workshops, the two-and-a-half-day event will focus on the following four topics:
On Friday 21st October, the morning session will take place at the Slovenian National Council in front of an audience of high-level government representatives, in order to show international support for the Slovenian new tobacco law. The first part will give the audience an overview on tobacco issues and hot topics, while the second half offers a discussion round-table (in Slovenian - Interpreters available) on the specificities of the national legislation.
Save the Date.
On 8 September 2016 ENSP and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids organises the high-level event
to Tobacco Free Romania 2035 in Bucharest, Romania. The event marks the joint call to action for Romania’s first holistic and whole-system approach to tobacco control. Under the auspices of the President of Romania, His Excellency Klaus Werner Iohannis, the Strategy to Create the First Tobacco-Free Generation by 2035 will put clear emphasis on prevention, protection, and well-being for future generations, with an ambition to achieve the end-game goal for tobacco in Romania.
more about the event.
The EQUIPT project team is pleased to invite you to the final project conference in Brussels on Tuesday 27 September, 2016.
EQUIPT is a comparative effectiveness research project in tobacco control, that brings together expertise from multiple disciplines and aims to provide policy makers and wider stakeholders with bespoke information about the economic and wider returns that investing in evidence-based tobacco control including smoking cessation agendas can generate.
The final project conference will present all EQUIPT project results and offer a demonstration of the Return On Investment (ROI) tool by project partners. We are expecting around 100 participants to the conference, including stakeholders, policy makers and project contributors.
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The assessment will among others focus on the questions:
NGOs active in the health area are targeted as stakeholders to the assessment in Q3 and Q4 of 2016. On 8 September 2016, DG TAXUD organises a Roundtable Tobacco meeting on the Impact Assessment of the directive. Read more in the
consultation strategy and in the European Commission
Inception Impact Assessment.
Serbia and Croatia's high-level authorities have been observed to breach international agreements' obligations on tobacco control by having meetings with British American Tobacco (BAT) and declaring the importance of cooperation with BAT in their countries.
On 25 August 2016, ENSP and 28 other organisations expressed their concern with these attempts of the tobacco industry to subvert tobacco control and public health policies in Serbia and Croatia in an open letter to the President and Government of the Republic of Croatia and the President and Government of the Republic of Serbia.
Along with 32 other organisations, ENSP has co-signed a statement urging President Erdogan to reconsider including tobacco industry representatives in his world tour. The inclusion of a tobacco corporation not only risks tarnishing Turkey's well-deserved reputation on health matters, but also the success of this specific venture. Ultimately the visit would violate Article 5.3 of the FCTC to which Turkey is a partner.
The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) features an interview with Prof Esteve Fernandez, Project Coordinator of
TackSHS on his current work in TackSHS and research on tobacco control in general. Esteve is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Center at the Catalan Institute of Oncology and associate professor of public health at University of Barcelona.
Reasons for Polytobacco Use among Young Adults: Scale Development and Validation
Carla J Berg, Regine Haardoerfer, Gillian Schauer, Betelihem Getachew, Matt Masters, Bennett McDonald, Jill Shah, Jackelyn Payne, Raina Sarmah, Michael Windle
Are hospitality workers aware and do they support the State-wide Regulation of Smoking Law in Lagos state Nigeria?
Oluwakemi Ololade Odukoya, Uche Ohanusi, Banji Olokodana