The Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) of the Catalan Institute of Oncology has announced its support for the Citizens’ Call to achieve the first European generation free of tobacco by 2030. The Catalan Institute of Oncology, along with several European organizations, is leading this initiative to promote a series of measures that can contribute to a tobacco-free Europe.
The proposed measures include:
- End the sale of tobacco and nicotine products to citizens born after 2010, to achieve the first European generation without tobacco.
- Create a European Network of tobacco-free beaches and burlesque-free beaches to make these spaces healthier and more environmentally sustainable.
- Establish a European Network of National Parks without tobacco and without potholes, making them healthier and reducing pollution and the risk of fires.
- Expand smoke and aerosol-free outdoor spaces, especially those frequented by minors, such as parks, swimming pools, events, sports centers, shows, and restaurant terraces.
- Eliminate tobacco advertising and its presence in audiovisual productions and social networks, especially addressing covert advertising through influencers and product placement.
- Fund R&D projects on diseases caused by tobacco consumption, to improve their prognosis and make them curable.
To move forward with these recommendations, the campaign needs to collect at least 1 million signatures. The official delivery of the signatures collected is scheduled for January 2024.
We invite you to join this initiative and help reduce the impact of tobacco on society. By doing so, we can ensure a healthier future for generations to come.
Your signature can make a difference!
The Tobacco Control Unit team