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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.

Strategic documents

Joint Statement I Prevention at the heart of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan


Paper I Towards an EU strategic framework for the prevention of NCDs


Recommendations for EU action on NCDs towards the UN High Level Meeting


News & Advocacy

New report reveals tobacco lobbying of European Commission

A new report, launched today reveals the continued and extensive contacts between the tobacco industry, its allies and pro-vaping groups and industry associations, and eight separate Directorates-General (DGs) of the European Commission (EC); and calls for a more proactive transparency system regarding such contacts, especially following the release of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

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STOP Childhood Obesity project (Horizon 2020)


FRESHER project (foresight and modelling for NCD prevention)


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