Tobacco Europe and the tobacco industry are legitimate, transparent and accountable stakeholders in European regulatory debates – in the same way other companies and stakeholders are. Tobacco Europe believes that our industry is an integral partner of the EU institutions when it comes to tobacco-related legislation in the EU.

Our association adheres to the EU interest representatives’ code of conduct and is in the EU Transparency Register (1496873833-97).

Tobacco Europe supports tobacco legislation as long as it is reasonable, proportionate and evidence-based.We support high quality legislation that complies with the OECD principles of Better Regulation and the European Union’s Smart Regulation agenda.

Tobacco regulation should be based on evidence that it will work. It should be demonstrated to be both necessary and appropriate to achieve clearly articulated and legitimate public policy objectives without infringing our member companies’ legal rights.