Petition launched to make Europe tobacco-free by 2030

A campaign is underway to gather 9,165 Irish signatures as part of an EU-wide petition to make Europe tobacco-free by 2030.

One million signatures are required from seven EU States in order for the European Commission to act on the proposal.

Irish people can sign the petition at the European Citizens’ initiative page on the EU Commission web page.

Professor Luke Clancy of the Tobacco Free Research Institute of Ireland says a tobacco-free Europe is only possible with the support of the public:

“In our case, we want to create a tobacco free Europe. Its model based really on the New Zealand proposition that has been introduced there that they will stop selling tobacco to children born at a certain time and in our initiative is born in 2010 or later.”


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