Green paper consultation

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In order to launch a broad public consultation on the best way to promote smoke-free environments in the EU, the Commission adopted on 30 January 2007 a Green Paper "Towards a Europe free from tobacco smoke: policy options at EU level" 

The Commission was particularly interested in stakeholders' views on the scope of measures to tackle passive smoking and the extent of EU involvement in promoting smoke-free environments.

The Commission received more than 300 contributions from a wide range of stakeholders, including EU Institutions, Member States' authorities, the health sector, tobacco-related organisations, the social partners and individuals."

The consultation showed a clear support for comprehensive smoke-free policies in all enclosed workplaces and public places and for further EU action to promote smoke-free environments throughout the Member States.

This report summarizes the main findings of the Green Paper consultation.