Learn more about the conference (LINK)
European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention Newsletter
5 October 2023
The 8th ENSP
European Conference on Tobacco Control
We are excited to announce that the 8th European Conference on Tobacco Control is right around the corner, taking place from October 9th to 12th in Florence, Italy. Our conference is a pivot for professionals, researchers, policymakers, and advocates committed to tobacco control.
Final programme available
on the conference website ensp-ectc.org
The final agenda of the 8th ECTC is now available online! With over 30 sessions, 6 special "Meet the experts", and 150 presentations, this conference aims to cover topics such as environmental issues, heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes, tobacco economics, smoking cessation or tobacco endgame. Moreover, with a special focus on youth, this conference will bring a new perspective related to tobacco consumption effects and new approaches for prevention. Find out the full programme and create your personal learning plan!
Stay connected with us throughout the 8th European Conference on Tobacco Control! Your engagement matters – let's make a meaningful impact together.  Join the conversation, raise awareness about crucial tobacco control issues, and follow the conference updates on all our communication channels. 
Use the hashtag #8ENSPECTC to contribute and stay informed!

Follow us on Social Media!

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to address them to ENSP Secretariat.
Explore the latest ENSP resources
Fact sheet #2/2023 – Wake up, don’t vape up!
The fact sheet provides insights into the rise of vaping, fueled by enticing flavors and attractive product design, especially appealing to young users. It delves into the science of addiction, explaining how nicotine can rewire young brains and increase vulnerability to other substances. Additionally, it examines the composition of e-cigarette liquids, uncovering potentially harmful and toxic substances often undisclosed on packaging.
Fact sheet #3/2023 – Health effects of smoking on pregnancy
This fact sheet presents compelling evidence indicating that chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and respiratory illnesses may trace their origins to fetal exposure to smoke. Quitting smoking before or during pregnancy significantly reduces these risks and is strongly recommended, with support from healthcare providers and specialized pregnancy programs.
Babies born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy face twice the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and children exposed to prenatal smoke are more likely to experience visual problems.
Other news and publications
5th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
Credits: Secretariat of the WHO FCTC Illicit tobacco, death, violence and poverty - it's all connected.
On the 25th of September 2023, we marked the fifth anniversary of the entering into force of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, a pivotal milestone within the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. 
In her speech, the Head of the WHO FCTC, Dr Adriana Blanco Marquizo, highlighted the protocol's key features, such as addressing offenses related to illicit trade, promoting international cooperation, and introducing a global tracking and tracing system known as the GSP. Developed in collaboration with the United Nations Computing Center, the GSP facilitates information exchange among Protocol Parties to strengthen the fight against illicit tobacco trade. Lastly, the Head of the Secretariat urged Protocol Parties to leverage the GSP to secure the supply chain and investigate illicit activities.
WHO new Guide and Toolkit for 
Nicotine- and Tobacco-free Schools
The World Health Organization has published 2 new resources, a guide for schools "Freedom from tobacco and nicotine" and a toolkit for "Nicotine- and tobacco-free schools". It is known that most adult smokers begin smoking in adolescence. Furthermore, youngsters are more susceptible to various sorts of marketing and peer pressure, and they are quickly affected by their role models. These resources help schools establish nicotine- and tobacco-free campuses, involving teachers, students, and parents.
Therefore, the WHO wants the kids to grow up in a safe and healthy environment, free of the pressure and effects of tobacco and novel tobacco products. Considering that children spend 30% of the day at school, it is critical to provide them with clean air and to protect their study place from the tobacco industry's manipulative techniques. A nicotine- and tobacco-free school policy will assist schools in establishing standards and procedures that all members of the school community can adhere to, in order to enjoy a nicotine- and tobacco-free environment. 
Debating Tobacco Policies in Luxembourg's Election Spotlight
In the upcoming legislative elections in Luxembourg, the Foundation Cancer has sought positions from political parties regarding cancer treatments and prevention, particularly focusing on the goal of achieving a Tobacco-Free Generation by 2040. 
Additionally, debates revolve around tobacco product visibility, advertising bans, and workplace smoking legislation, where party stances differ. The integration of tobacco cessation support into patient treatments also divides political parties, reflecting the complex landscape of healthcare and public health priorities in the upcoming elections.
Learn more about the conference (LINK)
Explore the ENSP Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Scientific Journal, a key player in tobacco prevention and cessation research. With a solid impact factor of 1.8, the journal stands as a reliable source for the latest in scientific insights. Dive into practical studies and innovative approaches that contribute to the ongoing efforts in tobacco control. 
The 8th ENSP-ECTC Abstract Book will be published soon in TPCJ and will include accepted submissions received under the conference themes. 
Access the journal at http://www.tobaccopreventioncessation.com/ for straightforward, valuable information that fuels the global mission for a tobacco-free future. 
Now also indexed in PubMed, SCOPUS and Clarivate Analytics. Learn more...
The latest publications in the TPC Journal
Irene Possenti, Marco Scala, Alessandra Lugo, Luke Clancy, Sheila Keogan, Silvano Gallus
Pittaya Thammawongsa, Wongsa Laohasiriwong, Nuttapol Yotha, Ampawan Nonthamat, Nakarin Prasit
Gabrielle Ngambo, Elizabeth G. Hanna, John Gannon, Hannah Marcus, Marta Lomazzi, Razieh Azari
Learn more about the conference (LINK)
Do you have an event coming up or content to promote? 
Would you like to share your best practices or inform us about local initiatives?

Share your work and promote your activities among 3.000+ colleagues in Europe and around the globe via 
The Network - ENSP monthly newsletter
View this email in your browser
ENSP is co-funded by the European Union's Health Programme under Grant Agreement No. 101124220 (EU4H). The content of this publication represents the views of the author only and is his/ her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the European Health and Digital Executive Agency or any other body of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. You are receiving this email because of your relationship with ENSP. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here.
This message was sent from cornel.radu@ensp.org to cornel.radu@ensp.org
Chaussée d'Ixelles 144 Ixelles Brussels Belgium

Update Profile/Email Address | Report Abuse