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Study Protocol of European Regulatory Science on Tobacco (EUREST-PLUS): Policy implementation to reduce lung disease
 
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European Network on Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), Brussels, Belgium
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University of Crete (UoC), Heraklion, Greece
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Kantar Public (TNS), Brussels, Belgium
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Smoking or Health Hungarian Foundation (SHHF), Budapest, Hungary
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Institut Català d’Oncologia (ICO) and Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Catalonia, Spain
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School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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King’s College London (KCL), London, United Kingdom
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Cancer Prevention Unit and WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Control, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
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University of Athens (UoA), Athens, Greece
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University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Grigore T. Popa’, Iasi, Romania
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Aer Pur Romania, Bucharest, Romania
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European Respiratory Society (ERS), Lausanne, Switzerland
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School CAPHRI, University of Maastricht (UniMaas), Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Health Promotion Foundation (HPF), Warsaw, Poland
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University of Waterloo (UW), Waterloo, Canada
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Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada
Publish date: 2018-08-21
 
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 2):A2
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*EUREST PLUS Consortium List as collaborators: European Network on Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), Belgium: Constantine Vardavas, Andrea Glahn, Christina N. Kyriakos, Dominick Nguyen, Cornel Radu-Loghin, Polina Starchenko University of Crete (UoC), Greece: Aristidis Tsatsakis, Charis Girvalaki, Sophia Papadakis, Manolis Tzatzarakis, Alexander Vardavas Kantar Public (TNS), Belgium: Nicolas Bécuwe, Lavinia Deaconu, Sophie Goudet, Christopher Hanley, Oscar Rivière Smoking or Health Hungarian Foundation (SHHF), Hungary: Tibor Demjén, Judit Kiss, Anna Piroska Kovacs Catalan Institut of Oncology (ICO); Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Spain: Esteve Fernández, Yolanda Castellano, Marcela Fu, Olena Tigova, Sarah Nogueira Kings College London (KCL), United Kingdom: Ann McNeill, Katherine East, Sara C. Hitchman Cancer Prevention Unit and WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Control, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany: Ute Mons, Sarah Kahnert University of Athens (UoA), Greece: Yannis Tountas, Panagiotis Behrakis, Filippos T. Filippidis, Christina Gratziou, Paraskevi Katsaounou, Theodosia Peleki, Ioanna Petroulia, Chara Tzavara University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Grigore T.Popa’ Iasi, Romania: Antigona Trofor, Marius Eremia, Lucia Lotrean, Florin Mihaltan European Respiratory Society (ERS), Switzerland; Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany: Gernot Werde, Tamaki Asano, Claudia Cichon, Amy Far, Céline Genton, Melanie Jessner, Linnea Hedman, Christer Janson, Ann Lindberg, Beth Maguire, Sofia Ravara, Valérie Vaccaro, Brian Ward University of Maastricht (UniMaas), Netherlands: Marc Willemsen, Hein de Vries, Karin Hummel, Gera Nagelhout Health Promotion Foundation (HPF), Poland: Witold A. Zatoński, Aleksandra Herbeć, Kinga Janik- Koncewicz, Krzysztof Przewoźniak, Mateusz Zatoński University of Waterloo (UW); Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada: Geoffrey T. Fong, Thomas Agar, Pete Driezen, Shannon Gravely, Anne C.K. Quah, Mary E. Thompson
ABSTRACT:
Efforts to mitigate the devastation of tobacco-attributable morbidity and mortality in the European Union (EU) are founded on its newly adopted Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) along with the first-ever health treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The aim of this Horizon 2020 Project entitled European Regulatory Science on Tobacco: Policy Implementation to Reduce Lung Disease (EURESTPLUS) is to monitor and evaluate the impact of the implementation of the TPD across the EU, within the context of WHO FCTC ratification. To address this aim, EUREST-PLUS consists of four objectives: 1) To create a cohort study of 6000 adult smokers in six EU MS (Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Spain) within a pre-TID vs post- TPD implementation study design; 2) To conduct secondary dataset analyses of the Special Eurobarometer on Tobacco Survey (SETS); 3) To document changes in e-cigarette product parameters (technical design, labelling/packaging and chemical composition) pre-TID vs post-TPD; and 4) To enhance innovative joint research collaborations on chronic non-communicable diseases. Through this methodological approach, EUREST-PLUS is designed to generate strong inferences about the effectiveness of tobacco control policies, as well as to elucidate the mechanisms and factors by which policy implementation translates to population impact. Findings from EUREST-PLUS have potential global implications for the implementation of innovative tobacco control policies and its impact on the prevention of lung diseases.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Constantine I. Vardavas   
European Network on Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), Brussels, Belgium
 
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