Smokefree Policies in Europe: Are we there yet?

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1 Smokefree Policies in Europe: Are we there yet? 14 April 2015, 9:00 10:30am Rue de l Industrie 24, 1040 Brussels Permanent Partners: Temporary Partners: The research for the SFP Smokefree Map was partially funded by unrestricted educational grants from GSK and Pfizer

2 The SFP Smokefree Map: An overview of current smokefree policies in Europe Jennifer Burch Policy and Advocacy Officer, Smoke Free Partnership 14 April 2015, Smokefree policies in Europe: Are we there yet?

3 Contents The Smoke Free Partnership: Who are we? Brief history of smokefree legislation in Europe Presentation of the SFP Smokefree Map Conclusions Questions and Answers

4 The Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) Permanent Partners: Temporary Partners: Support received in 2015 from :

5 Just over 10 years ago Finland Norway Estonia Sweden Latvia Denmark Lithuania Ireland UK Netherlands Germany Belgium Luxembourg Czech Republic Poland Slovakia France Switzerland Austria Slovenia Croatia Hungary Romania Italy Bulgaria Portugal Spain Greece Turkey Malta Cyprus

6 Just over 10 years ago Finland Norway Estonia Sweden Latvia Denmark Lithuania Ireland UK Netherlands Germany Belgium Luxembourg Czech Republic Poland Slovakia France Switzerland Austria Slovenia Croatia Hungary Romania Italy Bulgaria Portugal Spain Greece Turkey Malta Cyprus

7 Leading the way very strong and strongly enforced Norway Finland Estonia strong and well enforced Denmark Sweden Latvia Lithuania Ireland UK Netherlands Germany Belgium Luxembourg Czech Republic Poland Slovakia France Switzerland Austria Slovenia Croatia Hungary Romania Italy Bulgaria Portugal Spain Greece Turkey Malta Cyprus

8 Could try harder very strong and strongly enforced Norway Finland Estonia strong and well enforced Denmark Sweden Latvia Lithuania 100% protection is unattainable due to exemptions or strong legislation is weakened due to poor enforcement Ireland UK Netherlands Germany Belgium Luxembourg Czech Republic Poland Slovakia France Switzerland Austria Slovenia Croatia Hungary Romania Italy Bulgaria Portugal Spain Greece Turkey Malta Cyprus

9 Lagging behind very strong and strongly enforced Norway Finland Estonia strong and well enforced Denmark Sweden Latvia Lithuania 100% protection is unattainable due to exemptions or strong legislation is weakened due to poor enforcement Ireland UK Netherlands Germany Belgium Luxembourg Czech Republic Poland Slovakia Smokefree legislation is both weak and unenforced France Switzerland Austria Slovenia Croatia Hungary Romania Italy Bulgaria Portugal Spain Greece Turkey Malta Cyprus

10 Smokefree policies and e-cigarettes Finland Smokefree legislation is applied to all e-cigarettes Partial restrictions Norway Denmark Sweden Estonia Latvia Lithuania Governments currently reviewing their existing policy Voluntary restrictions Information is unavailable, unknown or non-existent Ireland UK France Netherlands Belgium Luxembourg Switzerland Germany Czech Republic Austria Poland Slovenia Croatia Slovakia Hungary Romania Italy Bulgaria Portugal Spain Greece Turkey Malta Cyprus

11 Conclusions very strong and strongly enforced Norway Finland Estonia strong and well enforced Denmark Sweden Latvia Lithuania 100% protection is unattainable due to exemptions or strong legislation is weakened due to poor enforcement Ireland UK Netherlands Germany Belgium Luxembourg Czech Republic Poland Slovakia Smokefree legislation is both weak and unenforced France Switzerland Austria Slovenia Croatia Hungary Romania Italy Bulgaria Portugal Spain Greece Turkey Malta Cyprus

12 Conclusions to national and European policy-makers Introduce clear and comprehensive legislation with no exceptions or provisions for smoking areas Enforceable legislation with penalties for non-compliance Well-designed preparation and consultation process with real public debate

13 Conclusions to civil society United public health community Pro-active and reactive media strategy Be prepared for strong opposition

14 Thank you!