Tobacco control

Objectives of the policy:

  • Increase awareness of the evidence that links tobacco-product use with respiratory disease among policymakers and the public.
  • Encourage EU member states to implement tobacco control and smoking cessation policies in accordance with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Articles 8, 12 and 14 across Europe.
  • Advocate for evidence-based methods to support smoking cessation which protect lung health.


  • Working directly with EU policymakers and civil society organisations to build support for the implementation of tobacco control measures.
  • Publishing statements and responses to tobacco-control related activities, offering evidence-based policy recommendations.
  • Representing the respiratory community’s interests at the EU policy level.

Meet Prof. Jonathan Grigg - ERS Tobacco Control Committee Chair

Read the latest publication by the ERS Tobacco Control Committee

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ERS Latin America Working Group

The ERS Latin America Working Group (LAWG) was set up in 2015 as part of the ERS Tobacco Control Committee, in order to strengthen our tobacco related activities in Latin American countries and in Spain and Portugal. Download the ERS LAWG reports:

Tobacco Control in Latin American and Iberian Countries Volume 1

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Portugal, Uruguay

Tobacco Control in Latin American and Iberian Countries Volume 2

Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru

Tobacco Control recommendations for Iberian and Latin American Countries


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Framework Convention Alliance (FCA)

The FCA is a confederation of nearly 500 organisations from more than 100 countries, which banded together to support the negotiation, ratification and implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.