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Transcript of European lobbying
The revision was launched
by the European Commission
in February 2009.
The EP accepted the revision
in a vote on 8 October 2013.
Delaying of Legislation
Why is a revision necessary?
New products in the market are not covered
by the original text.
The EU and all its member states have become Parties to the WHO's Framework Convention
on Tobacco Control
(which came into force on 27 February 2005) and have a legal obligation to implement this Treaty.
Why has the TPD review
High level of interest from stakeholders,
due to the highest ever response
in the EU's history
during the public consultation on the proposal (2010).
‘Dalligate’ lobbying scandal.
Was the Delay a Tobacco Industry Tactic?
PMI’s Lobbying Campaign
to Undermine the TPD.
The campaign targeted
Members of the European Parliament,
of the European Commission
as well as national governments
at the European Council.
Story about the Directive
December 19- 2012
adopt its proposal
for a new revised TPD
New TPD's major changes
Packaging and labeling standardization
bans slim cigarettes
e-cigarettes and menthol cigarette.
of the issue
Employed 161 people
to combat the proposed TPD
Lobbyists claimed a huge expense
for their meetings with MEPs
The first attempt
to delay the adoption of the directive
Center-right German and British MEPs
pushed for the delay
EP agreed to delay until Oct. 8
the TPD that had been scheduled for 10/09/2013
more time for MEPs to think proposal
more time for tabaco company
time for more research
Public health advocators
Tabacco companies against MEP's
Make a coalition
NGO or governments against MEP's
To show the proof
(how bad the smoking is for the health)
1.48 milion euro
T I M E
Tobacco tactics. (2013, October 8). EU Tobacco Products Directive Revision.
Retrieved from http://www.tobaccotactics.org/: http://www.tobaccotactics.org/index.php/EU_Tobacco_Products_Directive_Revision
Report: Industry lobbying postponed EU tobacco vote
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