Despite being a signatory to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, transposed into national legislation back in 2005 (Law no. 332/2005) and having smoke-free legislation as of 2002, Romania has been constantly rated in all international smoke-free reviews as one of the worst in both implementation and compliance with international and national provisions. The main reason for this failure to comply and implement is the content of the smoke-free legislation adopted in 2002 (amended several times since then), which allows for different exemptions and sets up only a partial smoke-free ban in indoor spaces, which ultimately results in the de facto exemption for bars, restaurants, clubs, open-air playgrounds, public institutions. As a result, the Romanian population, and especially children and teenagers, are severely exposed to passive smoke in indoor and outdoor facilities.
The Romanian Government is urged to transpose the EU Tobacco Products Directive without weakening the new Smoke Free LawSubmitted by Dominique Nguyen on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:21
This tobacco plain packaging implementation scale (TPPIS) is a semi quantitative ENSP toolkit to follow the implementation of plain packaging in the 28 EU countries. The TPPIS will be completed every 3 months. Three ENSP correspondants by country have independently completed the scale every 3. (If one score varies more than 2, a consensus is need, if not the mean of each score will be established)
ENSP and ERS continue to urge EU Commission Vice-President Georgieva to refrain from renewing any agreement with PMISubmitted by Dominique Nguyen on Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:22
On 9 March 2016, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution stating that the European Commission should not renew, extend or renegotiate the Agreement with Phillips Morris International (PMI) beyond its current date of expiry in July 2016.
On 10 March 2016, ENSP and ERS wrote to Vice-President Georgieva to express our delight at the news that the European Parliament had voted by a resounding majority to reject the extension of the agreement between Philip Morris International and the EU; and to call on the European Commission to follow this major step forward by not renewing the deal. Please read our initial statement.
ENSP welcomes the European Court of Justice’s decision to reject challenges against the Tobacco Products DirectiveSubmitted by Andrea Glahn on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 14:57
Brussels, 4 May 2016
ENSP welcomes the decision by the European Court of Justice, which on Wednesday 4th of May 2016 rejected all three challenges brought forward by the tobacco industry against the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
The charges posed by Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco seeking to invalidate TPD as a whole, or various provisions of the Directive, were rejected along with the Polish state’s challenges on the ban on menthol flavours in cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco. The Court also rejected a third challenge brought by an electronic cigarette maker regarding the Directive’s provisions on e-cigarettes.
“The court finds that, in providing that each unit packet and the outside packaging must carry health warnings … the EU legislature did not go beyond the limits of what is appropriate and necessary,” the court explained.
On the Internet WHO-FCTC web page you can find a page dedicated to each FCTC Party, containing submitted reports and their annexes:
http://www.who.int/fctc/reporting/party_reports/en/ (please select your country name on the drop down list).
ENSP National Coalitions
European Commission Health-EU Tobacco European Commission DG SANCO Tobacco Tobacco Control Legislation World Health Organization Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) Global Network for Tobacco-free Health Care Services (ENSH) European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA) Tobacco Labelling Resource Centre