Policy and advocay in tobacco control in Romania of the Romanian Society of Pneumology
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National Institute of Pneumology, Pneumology, Romania
Publication date: 2018-03-01
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 1):A44
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Background and challenges to implementation:
Tobacco control in Romania has his own history. It's a history of development of partnerships of NGO with the Romanian Society of Pneumology which is the only medical association having a anti tobacco section in my country .In the same time it is a history of long debates and contacts with international NGO, international stakeholders and political leaders.

Intervention or response:
I describe here all the steps made together with our partners in organising activities and meetings with the authorities, government, population at risk and mass media to prepare changing of view of the opinion leaders and Ministers of Health. In the same time I am underlining the impact of our activities in educating our young's, teenagers and journalists. In my presentation I give a bird eye view of the consequences in changes of tobacco control initiatives I am telling also the relations and collaborations with ENSP, Bloomberg Foundation ,Tobacco Free Kids association and the modalities we choosed to fight with the tobacco industry.

Results and lessons learnt:
The strengths of this local and international collaboration helped us to build the new anti tobacco Romanian law. It´s a lesson about how we finalised this long process for obtaining this European new law.

Conclusions and key recommendations:
The Romanian anti tobacco law was a long democratic process who brought more courage to implement future measures for tobacco control in our country and to continue to dream for the neutral Romanian package.

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