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EU TPD meeting Feb 25th

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  1. rolygate

    rolygate Forum Manager Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Here is the agenda for the first meeting on this subject:

    You will see that no stakeholders for existing bans or proposed bans are invited (Snus and ecig consumers or trade assocs). Only those they can't afford to exclude: the tobacco manufacturers.

    We should try to have supporting MEPs present instead of just the paid pharma spokespersons.


    Public Hearing on "Tobacco Products" organised by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

    Monday, 25 February 2013 from 15:00 to 18:30
    European Parliament, Room JAN 4Q2, Brussels


    Institutional Representatives

    15.00 - 15.05 Welcome and opening by the Chair Matthias Groote

    15.05 - 15.15 Mr James Reilly, Irish Minister for Health

    15.15 - 15.25 Mr Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy

    15.25 - 16.00 Questions by MEPs

    Position of the Main Stakeholders

    16.00 - 16.10 Ms Florence Berteletti Kemp Director, Smoke Free Partnership:
    The economic and heath burden of tobacco in the EU: The need to protect children and young people

    16.10 - 16.20 Antonella Pederiva Secretary General, Confederation of European Community Cigarette, Manufacturers (CECCM)

    Proposal for a revision of the Tobacco Product Directive: assessment and impacts

    16.20 - 16.50 Questions by MEPs

    Specific Aspects of the Proposal: ingredients, labelling and marketing

    16.50 - 17.00 Dr Martina Pötschke-Langer Head of the Unit Cancer Prevention in the German Cancer Research Center:
    Tobacco additives – the increased health risk

    17.00 - 17.10 Luk Joossens Advocacy Officer, Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL):
    Traceability, plain packaging and illicit tobacco trade

    17.10 - 17.20 Dr David Hammond Associate Professor in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo - Canada:
    Health warnings and plain packaging

    17.20 - 17.30 Dr Jean King Director of Tobacco Control:
    Interference by the tobacco industry in tobacco control policy and the need for transparency in official interactions with industry and in lobbying

    17.30 - 18.15 Debate with MEPs

    18.15 - 18.25 Concluding remarks by the Rapporteur

    18.25 - 18.30 Closing statement by the Chairman
  2. Berylanna

    Berylanna Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dumb question: what does "Public Hearing" mean? Does that mean the public can go? If you can get ANY MEP's to go (it looks like some are invited) then can you get Europe's equivalent of Bill Godshall to go? Even if they can only schmooz during breaks, they could maybe enlighten somebody. And/or give a press release?
  3. rolygate

    rolygate Forum Manager Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    This sort of meeting is a whitewash, as you can see by the people invited, who are described as 'the main stakeholders'.

    If this is some sort of reference to the stakeholders in outcomes related to the TPD rewrite, it is quite simply an outright lie.
  4. Berylanna

    Berylanna Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I got that, it is obvious. But if it is a "Public Meeting" doesn't that mean people can sit in the audience? Then maybe they can float around during breaks? (For instance, the FDA public meeting had an invitation list but the video showed a lot of empty audience chairs.)
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