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Why is tobacco control still a problem in Europe? 

Jump to full article: Oxford University Press Blog, 2012-05-03
Author: Ann McNeill, Lorraine Craig, Marc C. Willemsen &


Tobacco control in the EU is at a crossroads. Ideally, politicians and civil servants will clearly delineate and make transparent all contacts with the tobacco industry and those in their pay, as per Article 5.3 in the FCTC. We also call on European governments and the EU to take a more robust stance and legislate more effectively to protect European citizens. The first test of the EC’s willingness to do so will be the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive. We await the outcome of that process.

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