Within the framework of the second Joint Action on Tobacco Control of the European Union, the Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology is leading a work package on smoke-free and aerosols-fre environments from tobacco and nicotine products and on the legislation that refers to the advertising of these products. This Joint Action is aimed at strengthening cooperation in tobacco control between the Member States of the European Union and the European Commission.
On November 7 and 8, Dr. Dolors Carnicer-Pont and the project manager Anna Mar López have participated in the Annual Conference of the Joint Action Consortium. This is the first face-to-face Conference since the Joint Action began with all the difficulties arising from the pandemic. They met in Copenhagen (Denmark) with the representatives of the 36 participating organizations, from 21 member states of the European Union.
During the day, ICO-IDIBELL presented the preliminary results and the progress of a consultation carried out with experts from the various countries of the European Union on facilitators, barriers, and best practices for the expansion of smoke-free and aerosols-free spaces. In the work package led by our Tobacco Control Unit there are 15 institutions participating, from Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Norway, Italy, Lithuania, as well as from Spain.
The Catalan Institute of Oncology, in addition to leading the work package on smoke-free spaces, is the national coordinator of 4 affiliated entities (IDIBELL; International University of Catalonia; National Center for Tobacco Prevention; Basque-Navarre Society for the Prevention of Smoking) and 2 collaborators (Ministry of Health and NGO NoFumadores.org).