18 February 2021

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24 February: Ending Tobacco epidemic - an essential step for beating cancer

In the framework set by Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, European public health community is joining forces towards one common cause that affects so many people in every European Member State. As tobacco use still continues being the leading preventable cause of cancer, ENSP aims to prioritise tobacco control on the health agenda; and will launch a targeted discussion on Tobacco and Cancer with the following key message: "Ending tobacco epidemic - an essential step for beating cancer". 
To that end, on 24th February 2021, at 16:00 CET, ENSP will host a webinar with key stakeholders in the field: the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Ms. Stella Kyriakides and the WHO Representative to the European Union, Ms. Oxana Domenti, as well as the Minister of Health of Romania, Mr. Vlad Voiculescu, and representatives of major civil society organisations. 

20 February: ELMO-ENSP End Tobacco and

e-cigarettes consumption through

Lifestyle Interventions

To mark the launch of a new collaboration with the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO), ENSP is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar connecting treatment of lifestyle-related diseases with prevention and cessation of tobacco and e-cigarettes use. The event titled "End Tobacco and e-cigarettes consumption through Lifestyle Interventions" will be held on 20 February (9:00 - 13:00 CET).

Other events

18 February: Tobacconomics Webinar Series Southeastern Europe

The first edition of the Tobacconomics Cigarette Tax Scorecard, released in December 2020, grades countries' cigarette tax policies on a five-point scale, using four components. Although Southeastern Europe is performing better than the global average, there is variation across the region and room for improvement in each of the components. Dr. Frank Chaloupka, the lead author of the Scorecard, will present findings from select SEE countries during the webinar.
Join the webinar this Thursday, February 18th at 8:00 CST / 14:00 UTC / 15:00 CET to learn about Southeastern Europe. Presenters will discuss tobacco use, the illicit market, and the cigarette tax policies in the area.

1 April: Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids’ annual Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action will take place on April 1st this year, from 19:00 to 20:00 EST. The one-hour virtual variety show will include a collective call to action, comedy, influential speakers, trivia, giveaways and more.


The key message of the event is “Local, state, and federal policymakers must eliminate flavored tobacco products that Big Tobacco uses to lure kids into addiction”.

Get involved!

Support the action of ASH against the tobacco industry to protect human rights!

An open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (OEIGWG) has been tasked with creating a legally binding instrument on businesses and human rights in the US. These actions could have a negative and wide impact on the tobacco control community. 


ASH drafted a series of documents, including a letter to express a common view on the draft LBI, suggesting that it should reflect the fact that tobacco companies, inclusive of transnational tobacco corporations, and also those using the tobacco industry playbook, such as fossil fuels, junk food, soda, as examples are incompatible with adherence to any human rights-based structure.


After few rounds of drafting to which the FCTC Secretariat also participated, ASH is inviting the civil society to support this action.


If you are interested in signing on, please submit your information down below, no later than today, 18 February!


Read the letter...

New publications

WHO Report on tobacco use among women

A new report by WHO/Europe about women and the tobacco epidemic has been launched. The report, “Through a gender lens: women and tobacco in the WHO European Region”, has revealed that, although tobacco use among women is decreasing overall, the rate is going down at a much slower pace than in men, and in some countries it is still increasing.

2021 European Conference on Tobacco Control

Call for abstracts is open!

ECTC Conference Organising Committee is pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts for oral, poster and video presentations to be delivered at the 6th European Conference on Tobacco Control: ENSP-ECTC 2021. 
The deadline for submission of proposals is 31 May 2021 (World No Tobacco Day).
Stay tuned: the Conference will be organised online between September and December 2021!
For any inquiries regarding the Conference please send an email to 

New ENSP Resources

Tobacco Dependence Treatment Guidelines

The Arabic version of the ENSP Tobacco Dependence Treatment Guidelines is now available! Arabic, in its standard form, is the official language of 26 states. As a result of the valuable work that Dr. Hani Al-Gouhmani put in this publication, the ENSP hopes to reach out to a large number of countries beyond the European borders.

ENSP YouTube channel

All ECTC webinars and video materials are available on our YouTube channel.
Subscribe now to rewatch the Online Edition and stay tuned for updates!

Now also indexed in PubMed Central. Learn more...

The latest publications in the TPC Journal:
Chung-mei M. Cheung, Constantine I. Vardavas, Filippos T. Filippidis
Arusyak Harutyunyan, Varduhi Hayrumyan, Zhanna Sargsyan, Arevik Torosyan, Ana Dekanosidze, Michelle Kegler, Lela Sturua, Carla J. Berg
Raphael Lencucha, Jeffrey Drope
Yannick Romero
Nicholas J. FelcioneKaila J. NortonMaansi Bansal-TraversVaughan W. ReesK. Michael CummingsRichard J. O'Connor
Emily A. Eshraghian, Wael K. Al-Delaimy
Joshua U. Rhee, Jamilla Y. Abugazia, Yan Marco E. Dela Cruz, David S. Timberlake
Sebahat Gücük, Burcu Rahşan Erim, Mehmet Kayhan
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