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Thea Emmerling (Head of the EC’s tobacco control Unit), Luminita Hayes (WHO), John Maingay (BHF), Christian Buşoi (MEP)
The World Heart Federation is delighted to congratulate our member partner, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) on their WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 award for their continued efforts in tobacco control.
BHF has funded and participated in tobacco control in the United Kingdom for over 25 years. As a founder member of the Smokefree Action Coalition (SFAC) in the United Kingdom, the Foundation was instrumental in the campaign for comprehensive smoke-free legislation in England, and subsequently for the prohibition of tobacco displays and plain packaging. In addition to funding the SFAC, BHF has put its own considerable resources, its expertise and its well-known brand behind campaigning on tobacco control, running events for members of parliament, publishing reports, producing materials, and cofunding research, such as a recent evaluation of the impact of standardized packaging of tobacco products in the United Kingdom.
Read the engaging story about BHF’s ’50 years of progress towards a smoke-free future’
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards – Region of the Americas: Dr Eduardo Bianco, Coordinador Regional para las Americas de la Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), Oriental Republic of Uruguay
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards - European Region: Mrs Susanne Løgstrup, Director of the European Heart Network, Belgium
The Dutch Heart Foundation promotes an impactful awareness video on the devastating effects of tobacco