Making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control
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8 October plenary vote of the European Parliament on the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)
BREAKING NEWS on Plenary Vote Preliminary Results:
Most European citizens support stronger tobacco control measures and tobacco remains the major cause of preventable death and disease, causing 700,000 deaths each year in the EU, ECL and our partners in tobacco control and public health call on all MEPs to protect the health of all citizens of the EU.
The TPD is not only one of the last major pieces of EU regulation that will be adopted before next year’s elections to the European Parliament, it also has the potential to protect European populations from the devastating consequence of smoking such as;
A vote for a strong Tobacco Products Directive in the plenary of the 8th October could be the first step in the creation of a future free of tobacco-caused death and disease and will protect Europe’s children from taking up the deadly habit of smoking.
We urge MEPs to support a strong Tobacco Products Directive by backing the position of the ENVI committee and giving a mandate to the Rapporteur and shadow Rapporteurs to negotiate with the Council to reach a first reading agreement before the European elections of 2014.
We urge MEPs to place the health of European citizens above the interests of the tobacco industry.
MEPs Against Cancer Round Table on ATMP registrations open until midday 07 October, click here for more information