Response to EU consultation on “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”

March 2020: European Union
Consultation Response

The EU is consulting on its plans to ‘beat cancer’. Consultation information here. I made two responses:

The art of regulation in the tobacco field is now the art of recognising, understanding and avoiding the harmful unintended consequences that would arise from excessive regulation of safer alternatives to cigarettes – and these are pervasive. [3] This is not an area in which the EU has excelled in the past, but it should become a central feature of policymaking from now on, including in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

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