The European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) congratulates Kingdom of Belgium on the Interfederal Strategy 2022-2028 for a Tobacco Free Generation  launched yesterday in order to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use in Belgium in the coming years. ENSP supports the Belgian vision to achieve a tobacco-free generation and endorses this set of measures covering second-hand smoke, indoor/outdoor spaces, plain packaging for all products, novel tobacco products, enforcement of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3 regarding the tobacco industry interference, and others.
ENSP congratulates its members from the Belgian Alliance for a Smoke Free Society for the efforts deployed in the Strategy preparation and adoption process and believes that these measures will have immediate effects and will significantly improve the citizens’ health.
Summary of the strategy:
The European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) is an international organisation based in Brussels, active for over 25 years in the field of tobacco control. With more than 75 full members, including national coalitions, present in 38 European Countries (23 EU and 15 non-EU), ENSP’s mission is to develop a strategy for co-ordinated action among organisations active in tobacco control in Europe by sharing information and experience and through co-ordinated activities and joint projects. ENSP aims to create greater coherence among smoking cessation activities, ensuring a continuous bridge between policymakers, researchers, and tobacco cessation specialists and promoting comprehensive tobacco control policies at both national and European levels.
ENSP objectives are to fully implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use in the European region to less than 5% by 2040.
ENSP Secretary General
 Interfederal Belgian Strategy 2022-2028 for a Tobacco Free Generation available here: https://organesdeconcertation.sante.belgique.be/fr/documents/strategie-interfederale-2022-2028-pour-une-generation-sans-tabac
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