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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   

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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Comic on COPD diagnosis and treatement
Material: A comic explaining how is COPD diagnosed and treated Original name: La BPCO, Broncho Pneumopathie Chronique Obstructive Author: French Federation of Friends of Lung and Respiratory  ...

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Guide to help and encourage smokers to quit tobacco
Material: Guide to help and encourage smokers to quit tobacco Original name: Tänään on oikea päivä and I dag är rätta dagen and Сегодня правильный день Author: The Organisation ...

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World No Tobacco Day - Asthma, allergy and COPD patients want plain packaging of tobacco in Europe
Tobacco remains the main cause of preventable deaths and diseases, causing 700,000 deaths every year in the European Union. Yet the number of Europeans starting to smoke as young as 15 continues to in ...

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RESPIRA celebrates World No Tobacco Day in Portugal
Tobacco kills 32 people a day in Portugal. To raise awareness of the main cause of COPD, RESPIRA in partnership with a group of pharmacies set up a campaign at national level to draw attention about t ...

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FENAER raises awareness about tobacco consumption in Spain
In the month of the World No Tobacco Day, EFA Spanish Member FENAER has reached out to the press to inform about the consequences tobacco has in our health, no matter if the person is an active smoker ...

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Guide to help and encourage pregnant women to quit smoking
Material: Guide to help and encourage pregnant women to quit smoking Original name: Mikä onkaan parempi syy lopettaa tupakointi? and Det finns ingen bättre orsak att sluta röka! Author:  ...

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