ECL has a long history of fighting tobacco, which is the single greatest cause of preventable illness and death in Europe, killing over 650,000 people each year in the EU alone.

Tobacco consumption causes many types of cancers, as well as respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, and many other adverse health conditions.

Through lobbying actions targeting the European Union institutions, and best practice exchange between its members, the objective of ECL in this field is to secure effective tobacco control legislation at EU, national and regional levels across Europe. ECL is aslo involved in global tobacco control activities, such as the WHO Framewokd Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

Luk Joossens is ECL's Tobacco Advocacy Officer and can be contacted via the Secretariat.

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