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									EU tobacco control
update
     Fiona Godfrey
     Consultant in EU policy
     88 Rue des Sources
     L-2542
     Luxembourg
     Tel +352 2668 3301
     Email:fgodfrey@pt.lu
Recent legislation
   2nd EU tobacco advertising
    directive
   Tobacco products directive
   Council Recommendation on
    tobacco control
   Commission Proposal for a
    Regulation on sales promotions


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Tobacco advertising
directive
   Replaces Directive 1998/43/EC
   Bans “direct” advertising in press
   Sponsorship of cross border
    events
   Internet advertising
   Radio advertising
   Comes into effect??

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Tobacco products
directive
   Replaces three existing labeling
    and regulatory directives
   Bans terms “light”, “mild”
   Increases warning label size
    Provides for disclosure of
    ingredients
   Reduces tar, nicotine and carbon
    monoxide levels
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Council Recommendation,
December 2002
Non binding guidelines to member
  states advising countries to
 ban “indirect” advertising

 Restrict vending machine sales

 Impose age limits for purchase of

  cigarettes




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Legal developments
   December 2002 - ECJ upheld
    tobacco products directive
   Swedish Match now challenging
    Community ban on “snus” or oral
    tobacco in 2 cases from UK and
    Germany
   FIA challenging legality of tobacco
    advertising directive - Germany to
    follow??
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EU and the FCTC
   No formal change from INB-6
   Germany maintaining reservation
    on Article 13(2) advertising
   Legal v political problem
   NGO action
   What this means for EU and other
    countries


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EU NGO activity
   Biggest challenge in 2003 - the
    Convention on the Future of
    Europe
   Two aims:
   To ensure that health protection
    becomes an objective of the
    European Union and
   To improve the current legal base
    for health
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Slovak Convention
members
Mr Ivan Korčok
 Fax No.: +421/2/59783209

 Email: officekorcok@foreign.gov.sk




Mr Juraj Migaš
 Fax No.:+32 2/74-36-888

 slovakmission@pmsreu.be




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Convention members
Mr Jan Figel
 Fax No: 00421/2/54418532

 Email: jan_figel@nrsr.sk




Dr Irena Belohorská
 Fax: 00421 2 5249 8353

 Email:poslanecka_kancelaria@nextra.

  sk
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Convention members
Mr Boris Zala
 Fax: +42154415992

 Email:   borisz@ba.psg.sk
Mrs Zuzana Martinakova
 (No information)

 Convention web site

 http://european-convention.eu.int/




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Other developments
Framework programme on public health
 Funding available under health
  determinants strand for tobacco control
  activities
 Most candidate countries eligible for
  funding

   Deadline for applications 16 May 2003
   http://europa.eu.int/comm/health/ph_pro
    gramme/programme_en.htm
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Public health
programme
   Think big!!
   Number of partners – at
    least 3, preferably +6
    (different countries)
   Money – the more you ask
    for, the more likely your
    project is to be funded!

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