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Patient Materials section

We are collecting patient education materials from our membership all over Europe.

This activity is framed under EFA's Patient Education Working Group, integrated by European patient experts advocates in health literacy, patient rights and ehealth.

The existing materials gatehered through the Working Group will be classified in this section to promote their use and dissemination among patients, practicioners and companies.

For more information please contact isabel.proano@efanet.org   

Happy Anniversary Public Health!
EFA congratulates 25 years old European Public Health Alliance EPHA with the message that prevention is better than cure! We took part in their celebration of the journey and impact that EPHA has ha ...

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ENSP International Conference on Tobacco Control: new tobacco products, new evidence, need for stricter regulations
On the 14-16thJune, EFA Isabel Proaño participated at the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) International Conference on Tobacco Control hosted in Madrid. As partners of the  ...

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Sweden is closer to ban smoking outdoors, as asked by patients
It is well recognized today that tobacco smoking increases the risk of developing diseases like respiratory tract infections, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But law has been  ...

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Eurobarometer: Tobacco is the largest avoidable health risk in the EU
According to the latest Eurobarometer, tobacco consumption is responsible for 700,000 deaths each year, remaining the largest avoidable health risk in the European Union (EU). The survey also shows th ...

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COPD should be treated as a public health emergency, French patients claim
 EFA French member FFAAIR together with other patients and healthcare professionals’ organisations and with the support of a group of parliamentarians presented “Make COPD a public health emer ...

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New European Tobacco Cessation Guidelines are published
Smoking causes a great deal of respiratory diseases. It is source of nuisance and exacerbation for people with asthma, allergy; and is the main cause for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  ...

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Hungary, 5th European country adopting plain packaging of tobacco
Hungary has become the 5th country to implement plain packaging within the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Scientific evidence shows that plain packagi ...

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Concern about the World Bank’s participation to meetings sponsored by the tobacco industry
EFA, the Progressive Reinforcement of Organizations and Individuals (PROI) and other public health and tobacco control organisations across Europe, we have sent a letter to the World Bank to express o ...

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New tobacco cessation guidelines
Tobacco remains the most significant cause of premature death in the EU, responsible for almost 700,000 deaths every year. The European Union and its Member States have adopted different tobacco con ...

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Steps to make a tobacco free world by 2040
On May 25-26, EFA participated at International Conference on Tobacco Control 2017 held in Athens and organised by our partner ENSP (European Network for Smoking and Tobacco prevention). Experts cle ...

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PRESS RELEASE: World No Tobacco Day 2017
We need clean air, free from second-hand smoke, everywhere Brussels, 31 May 2017 / WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY – Tobacco remains the main cause of preventable deaths and diseases, causing 700,000 deaths ev ...

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Standardised tobacco packaging in Ireland from September
The Irish Government signed in March 29th for Standardised Packaging on Tobacco. Companies will need to produce products according to the following standards: packages will be in neutral colours;  ...

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EFA new Working Group on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
In March, EFA launched a call for interest to join a new EFA expert working group on HTA, with the aim to actively contribute to the European Commission works and next policy developments on health te ...

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Our response to the Commission consultation on excise duties applied to manufactured tobacco
EFA has replied, in partnership with ENSP, to the European Commission public consultation on excise duties applied to manufactured tobacco. From our patients’ perspective, tobacco harms our health. Gi ...

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Call to Croatia and Serbia to reinforce tobacco control
EFA co-signed with others 29 NGOs an open letter to the President and Government of the Republic of Croatia and of Serbia expressing deep concerns regarding the close relations between tobacco industr ...

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New consultation on the security of tobacco products – Open!
EFA, in partnership with ENSP, is planning to reply to the open consultation with the purpose to collect inputs for implementing an EU system traceability and security features, as required under Arti ...

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European Commission warns about health impact of e-cigarettes
Tobacco remains the most significant cause of premature death in the EU, responsible for almost 700,000 deaths every year. The EU Tobacco Products Directive introduced new provisions regarding health  ...

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European Parliament fights illicit trade of tobacco products
In the EU, tobacco continues to be the most significant cause of premature deaths responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths every year. One week after the World No Tobacco Day, the European Parliament rat ...

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Increasing tobacco awareness among teenagers in Portugal
EFA Portuguese member RESPIRA has run awareness campaigns in Portuguese schools to inform about tobacco. The sessions were led by ex-smokers that gave a vivid testimony of their experiences with tobac ...

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Norway closer to adopt plain tobacco packaging
Thanks to public calls from patient organisations like EFA Member the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation (NAAF), the Norweigian Minister of Health has sent to Parliament a proposal to adopt a new ...

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