Industry tactics in a changing tobacco control policy environment

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MEP Zeljana Zovko EPP, Croatia

MEP Manuel Pizarro S&D, Portugal

24 March 2021

16:00 - 17:30 CET


The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the best global tool to combat tobacco industry interference, providing clear guidelines to protect public health policies and reduce tobacco-related deaths.

Following the launch of a new report “Targeting the European Commission: The 7 Lobbying Techniques of Big Tobacco” join our online discussion to discuss what more the European Commission can do to reduce tobacco-related deaths and protect public health

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16:00 - 16:10 : Welcome and Introductions

Zeljana Zovko MEP, EPP Croatia

16:10- 16:20 : Importance of FCTC Article 5.3 in the EU context

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly

16:20 - 16:30 : Targeting the European Commission: The 7 Lobbying Techniques of Big Tobacco | Report overview

Olivier Hoedeman, Corporate Europe Observatory

16:30 - 16:40 : Tobacco lobbying and Public health

SmokeFree Partnership & European Respiratory Society representatives

16:40 - 16:50 : The EU in the global context of tobacco control and lobbying

Andy Rowell, Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath, research partner in STOP, the global tobacco industry watchdog.

16:50 - 17:00 : European Commission efforts to increase transparency

Álvaro de Elera, Member of the Cabinet of Věra Jourová, Vice President for Values and Transparency, European Commission 

17:00 - 17:25 : Roundtable Q&A

Moderated by Sascha Marschang, Acting Secretary General, EPHA

17:25 - 17:30 : Conclusion and Closing Remarks

Manuel Pizarro MEP, S&D, Portugal

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