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TITLE Report for the European Commission and The National Academies Of Medical Sciences on tobacco use   REPORT_ON_TOBACCO_USE.pdf (34.3 KB)
Document ID LIB500
Document type Scientific experts report/advice
Issue date 01/11/2004
Original language of the document English
Document produced by Federation of the European Academies of Medicine organisation visiting card
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Health


Short description  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:
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  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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