Making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control
World No Tobacco Day Cocktail Reception, May 31st 2016
The reception was hosted by MEP Linda McAvan, European Parliament Rapporteur on the Tobacco products Directive, and included speeches by European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis and the Chief Scientist and WHO Representative to the EU Roberto Bertollini.
This year, Emmanuelle Béguinot, Director of the Centre National Contre le Tabagisme (CNCT) in France, was recognised for her outstanding contribution to civil society advocacy towards the introduction of plain packaging in France. Romanian MP Aurelia Cristea was recognised for her efforts in championing the adoption of a new smokefree law in Romania; and the Coalition Romania Breathes was recognised for its efforts to promote public awareness and support, as well as for its policy advocacy efforts towards the implementation of the smokefree law.