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The Work Programme 2018 will focus resources on the promotion of health and prevention of non-communicable diseases, European Reference Networks, strengthening preparedness and response to serious cross-border health threats and the implementation of EU legislation on medical devices.
The kick-off meeting of the Joint Action on Tobacco Control (JATC) takes place today and tomorrow (12-13 December) in Athens, Greece. The JATC was set up in order to support the implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive, which lays down rules governing the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products.
European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, looks at some of the Commission's findings, based on lessons learned during the two-year 'State of Health in the EU' cycle.