The aim of this paper is to address one question: what can the EU do to speed up the slow decrease in the proportion of smokers, which is currently observed in most Member States?
The EU Commission has had a key role in the negotiation of the WHO convention against tobacco and its ratification is strongly supported by FEAM, but besides this most important goal other actions should be undertaken:
Tobacco remains the main toxic agent in the EU Member States and smoking is still the first
cause of death and of cancer between 35 and 69 years. The fight against smoking should be
carried out at all levels, in particular the city, national and international levels. Since 1986 and
the European Action Against Cancer, the European Commission has effectively participated
in this combat. Although the
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