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A Review of Human Carcinogens - Part E

The Lancet: Volume 10 November 2009 - IARC

In October 2009, 30 scientists from 10 countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to reassess the carcinogenicity of tobacco, areca nut, alcohol, coal smoke, and salt-preserved fish, and to identify additional tumour sites and mechanisms of carcinogenesis. These assessments will be published as part E of Volume 100 of the IARC Monographs.

Excise Duty Tables

January 2007
European Commission Excise Duty Tables for manufactured tobacco showing the situation as per 1 January 2007. Also price indicator for packet of 20 cigarettes as per 1 January 2007.

American Cancer Society/UICC

Enforcing Strong Smoke-free Laws

The Advocate’s Guide to Enforcement Strategies

This is the latest Tobacco Control Strategy Planning Guide no. 4, which is designed for use of tobacco control advocates looking specifically to enact and enforce smoke-free legislation. The guide is available for download from the Global Smokefree Partnership’s website.


European Directory of Smoking Cessation Training Courses

February 2007

The first European Directory of Smoking Cessation Training Courses as well as the companion report Assessment of Smoking Cessation Training Programmes in Europe have been published by the European Network of Smoke-free Hospitals (ENSH). This resource is an extremely useful tool, listing details of 181 courses available in the 15 participating countries, along with the core content of each course and contact details of the trainers. It also lists the countries that have developed national training standards and looks at methods of evaluation currently used for training. Full details are available on the ENSH website.


Smokeless tobacco and tobacco-related nitrosamines

December 2004

This evaluation of snuff was carried out by scientists in collaboration with the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and appeared in The Lancet dated December 2004.


Evidence-based Recommendations on the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence

June 2001

European Recommendations on the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence, written and published by the World Health Organisation as part of the European Partnership to reduce Tobacco Dependence project in 2001.


Eurobarometer: Attitudes of Europeans towards tobacco

January 2006

This Eurobarometer report entitled "Attitudes of Europeans towards tobacco" was commissioned by DG SANCO.


Eurobarometer report

pdf - 773 Kb


European Directory of Smoke-Free Hospitals

February 2005

The European Directory of Smoke-free Hospitals is a communication tool, gathering information from about 800 healthcare services in the ten member countries of the ENSH: France, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Northern Ireland. The ENSH process aims to provide hospitals with a set of clearly defined standards that are based on the European Code of Smoke free Hospitals. The initiative provides hospitals with a practical supportive instrument that will assist their efforts towards the attainment of a totally smoke-free environment.


European Directory SFH

pdf - 1783 Kb

Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs

Smoke-free Bars and Restaurants in Norway


The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs commissioned an evaluation of the Norwegian Government’s 2003–07 tobacco control programme. This commission was assigned jointly to the Norwegian Institute for Drug and Alcohol Research (SIRUS, Oslo) and the Research Centre for Health Promotion (HEMIL) at the University of Bergen. Evaluation of smoke free bars and restaurants in Norway, implemented on 1st June 2004, is one of several studies under this programme.

Women and Tobacco - ENSP Status Report

Some Like It “Light”: Women and Smoking in the European Union


This European status report provides information on the health consequences of women’s smoking. A chapter with the latest statistical data available in Europe gives an insight in smoking rates of women (using comparison of smoking rates of men and young people). A detailed analysis of ‘light’ cigarettes considers their threat to public health. Fear of weight gain is examined as an important barrier to quitting. Practical examples of gender specific programmes targeting women have been integrated into the report to illustrate some of the actions already taken.


Some Like It "Light"

pdf - 300 Kb

Office of Tobacco Control

Smoke-Free Workplaces in Ireland - A One-Year Review

March 2005
Enclosed workplaces became smoke-free by law in Ireland on 29th March 2004 under provisions in the Public Health (Tobacco) Acts, 2002 and 2004. Since then offices, shops, factories, bars, restaurants and other enclosed workplaces have been smoke-free. The primary aim of the legislation is to protect third parties, particularly workers, from exposure to the harmful effects of second-hand smoke. Exposure to and inhalation of second-hand smoke is a cause of cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease and other illnesses.

This report presents a review of the smoke-free legislation in terms of compliance, public support and the health benefits, which are already accruing from the measure. One year later the evidence is clear that the vast majority of enclosed workplaces are smoke-free and that clean, healthy smoke-free environments are part of normal work and social life.


Behind the Smokescreen - the Myths and the Facts

April 2005

The BMA has conducted a review of reasons given for why legislation should not be introduced and this report sets out to challenge them. Four key themes have been identified including: choice; public opinion and enforcement; health and science; and economics. This document considers statements made by opponents to smoke-free legislation and explains why these arguments are not credible.

The ASPECT Consortium

Tobacco or Health in the European Union, Past, Present and Future

October 2004
This report represents the first attempt to compile an analysis of tobacco-control policy in the EU; it presents the extent of the public-health and economic cost of smoking and tobacco to European society and provides a review of the effectiveness of previous tobacco policies and an analysis of the extent to which the tobacco industry has sought to undermine and influence political decision-making at all levels.


Full report

pdf - 4368 Kb

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