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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.
The meeting features the ceremony for the EU Health Award 2017 for NGOs promoting vaccination by Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety (live streaming @13:30). The Commissioner will congratulate all shortlisted candidates.