The Tobacco Control Scale 2013 in Europe

The data used for the 2013 survey refer to legislation in force on the 1 January 2014, price data on 1July 2013, and the tobacco control budget in 2012. Any legislation, price increases or funding introduced or enforced after those dates are not included.

A questionnaire was used to collect information about countries’ tobacco control budgets and tobacco dependence treatment provision. The following other data sources were used: Price
  • The price of a pack of 20 cigarettes in the Weighted Average Price category on 1 July 2013 was based on the July 2013 European Commission report “Excise duty tables” (5)
  • GDP expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) per capita and GDP in 2012, and country 2012 population data were collected from the statistical office of the European Union or IMF.
  • WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2013 (6).
  • An update of the legislation on advertising through correspondents or health officials (see Table 3).
Smoke-free legislation
  • European Commission. Overview of smoke-free legislation and its implementation in the EU. Brussels, European Commission, 2013 (7).
  • European Commission. Eurobarometer 385, Attitudes of Europeans towards Tobacco. Brussels, European Commission, 2012 (8).
  • Canadian Cancer Society. Cigarette package health warnings. International status report. Ottawa, Canadian Cancer Society, 2012 (9).
Tobacco control and cessation budget
  • Information was collected in December 2013 and January 2014 through the correspondents or from health officials (see Table 1)
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