January 2024. ETHRA submitted to Finland's TRIS notification on the Government's proposal to Parliament for an Act amending the Tobacco Act. The proposal would introduce a number of measures including a flavour ban for nicotine pouches and a reduction on the amount of snus that can be imported.
October 2023. Following a validation workshop ETHRA wrote to Open Evidence to provide them with a summary of the main points we raised during the workshop and we included additional evidence which complements and reinforces the points we raised.
September 2023. ETHRA wrote to EU health attachés ahead of a meeting of the Working Party on Public Health to discuss information from the Commission and Presidency on COP10 preparation.
August 2023. ETHRA wrote to members of SANT in anticipation of the presentation of the Rapporture's Draft Report on non-communicable diseases. We highlighted that 'tobacco use' was erroneously identified as a risk fact, when it should be smoking. We also outlined the import role safer nicotine products can have in reducing smoking and NCD prevalence.
July 2023. ETHRA participated in a targeted stakeholder interview which was the final part of the European Commission's consultation on the evaluation of the legislative framework for tobacco control. ETHRA partner Damian Sweeney and public health partner Clive Bates represented ETHRA in the interview. A summary of the questions and answers is below.
Download our summary here.