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Dr Filippos Filippidis speaks on tobacco control to the Slovenian National Council

Dr Filippos Filippidis, Lecturer of Public Health at PCPH, was invited to speak at the Slovenian National Council in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the 21st of October 2016. The Slovenian parliament is currently discussing new tobacco control legislation and European tobacco control experts were invited to support the decision making process. The event was organised by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Network for Smoking Prevention (ENSP) and provided a discussion forum between scientists, tobacco control advocates and Slovenian MPs and government officials. Dr Filippidis’ presentation focused on the importance of tobacco taxation and the option of earmarking tobacco taxes for health promotion and tobacco control activities. Closing the event, Mrs Milojka Kolar Celarc, Health Minister of Slovenia expressed her firm support for tobacco control in Slovenia, which is preparing to enter a new era in its tobacco control efforts.

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