Kamis , 14 Jan 2021 15:31:22
Tobacco control and the ERS: new problems and old foes


Jonathan Grigg

European Respiratory Journal 2021 57: 2003499; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.03499-2020

Extract

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Tobacco Control Committee (TCC) has a key role in coordinating ERS activities related to tobacco control. In addition to working across ERS Assemblies, it monitors the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control by European Union (EU) member states, and works with international organisations such as the Framework Convention Alliance. As the incoming chair of the ERS TCC, this article highlights my personal view on the areas to be addressed by the TCC over the next 3 years.

A review of future tasks of the ERS Tobacco Control Committee from the incoming chair: e-cigarettes and novel heated tobacco products, preventing the uptake of cigarettes, advocating basic smoking cessation measures, and learning from the COVID-19 pandemic https://bit.ly/3nvC6eT

Footnotes

  • Conflict of interest: J. Grigg reports personal fees for advisory board work from AstraZeneca, GSK and Vifor Pharma, and personal fees for lectures from Novartis, outside the submitted work.

  • Received September 14, 2020.
  • Accepted November 11, 2020.
  • Copyright ©ERS 2021