Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
NCDs are the 21st century’s foremost threat to health, well-being and prosperity. What connects most NCDs is that they are highly preventable and are driven by a number of common, modifiable risk factors related to tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy food, limited physical activity and air pollution. The EU has the powers to prevent NCDs by creating health-enabling living environments. But this potential is vastly underused.
EPHA advocates for a strong European NCD prevention and health promotion agenda that answer to people’s aspirations for a healthy continent for current and future generations.
News & Advocacy
Dear EC Vice-President Jourová, please protect EU policy and law-making from vested tobacco industry interests
EPHA, Corporate Europe Observatory and other civil society, public health and tobacco control groups has voiced concerns about the European Commission’s continued failure to effectively implement Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)read more
New research into the elasticity of demand for tobacco products in Slovenia shows the effects of varying tobacco excise duty on consumption, especially amongst young peopleread more
Public health organisations need to respond to new tobacco products, to prevent a new generation suffering the effects of tobacco use.read more
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