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The European Parliament organised a workshop ’Towards a European Cancer Information System’ on 12 February 2014 which looked at the state of play of cancer registries in Europe. EPHA took part in the debate and put forward a question on the potential use of cancer registries for other chronic diseases.
A disease registry is a computer application ‘‘used to capture, manage, and provide information on specific conditions to support organised care management of (...)
Brussels, 26 February 2014 — Today, the European Parliament endorsed an agreement for a new EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) reached with the Council last December (1). “This vote comes not a moment too soon given the challenges in reaching the adoption of the Tobacco Products Directive. The European Public Health Alliance hopes this will encourage Member States to strengthen their tobacco control measures, following examples from progressive global leaders in tobacco (...)
Brussels 21 February 2013 - Ahead of the plenary vote on the report on the Tobacco Products Directive of 26 February, EPHA calls upon Members of the European Parliament to support the Directive.
Why is the vote essential from a public health point of view?
Europe has already fallen behind internationally on tobacco control and this Directive is essential if we are going to respect our obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The revision of the Tobacco Products (...)
The European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) invites its members, friends and colleagues to join them in celebrating the 8th Annual European Cervical Cancer Prevention Weekraising awareness of this uniquely preventable cancer, the second most common cancer worldwide in women under the age of forty-four.
In the EU, 31,300 women develop and 13,600 die from cervical cancer annually with higher rates in new Member States. On average, there are 175,000 women living with cervical cancer (...)
18 December 2014 - The Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC) regulates the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products in the EU 28 Member States. The future EU legislation of nicotine containing products (NCPs) including e-cigarettes is part of the ongoing discussion on the revision of the TPD. EPHA explains the basics of the ordinary legislative procedure, gives an overview about the TPD revision process and addresses some questions as regards e-cigarettes.
3 December 2013 - The future legislation of nicotine containing products (NCPs) including e-cigarettes is part of the ongoing discussion on the revision of Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). In light of the available regulatory options EPHA has identified and presented in a briefing document, EPHA recommends principles of future EU wide NCP legislation, public health requirements of NCPs, and policy options for regulating NCPs.
The future legislation of Nicotine containing products (NCPs) (...)
The European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC) was launched in 2009, after the European Commission published its Communication on Action Against Cancer: European Partnership. Although this Joint Action will end in 2013, participants are committed to continue the work apart from 2014, under a renewed mandate.
What is the EPAAC all about?
After circulatory diseases, cancer was the second most common cause of death in 2006, accounting for two out of ten deaths in women and (...)
The European public health and tobacco control community cautiously welcomes the European parliament’s plenary vote today to start negotiations with the Council in view of reaching agreement on a Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). The text adopted in plenary is not perfect, however it does maintain a high level of protection of public health in some areas and advances EU tobacco control in several areas compared to the legislation in force.
The Parliament plenary voted today to (...)
A joint conference on Tobacco Control will be hold in Maidstone, Kent UK on Friday 8th November.
The conference is hosted by Kent Stop Smoking Service, Kent Public Health and The Health and Europe Centre. Its aim is to provide public health teams, policy makers and front line intervention staff the opportunity to hear about:
European legislation and policy related to Tobacco Control
Successful European interventions to reduce harm from tobacco
UK Tobacco strategy
UK good practice (...)
10 July, Brussels – Today, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have taken a significant step forward in the race against the massive harm that smoking causes to millions in Europe. In a vote on the revised EU Tobacco Product Directive (TPD), the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) supported stronger measures to prevent young Europeans from taking up smoking and encourage millions of smokers to quit.
People living in (...)