In several legal proceedings, Youth Smoking Prevention has challenged and exposed the tobacco industry's abusive practices and its influence on government policy. In the latest case, which is still ongoing, the European Court of Justice is considering the legality or otherwise of the measurement method prescribed in Europe for determining the toxicity of cigarettes.

Criminal case against the tobacco industry

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In September 2016, Dutch lawyer Bénédicte Ficq filed a criminal complaint against the tobacco industry on behalf of two lung patients and the Youth Smoking Prevention Foundation. This article provides an overview of the lead-up to the case and subsequent developments.

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Case against the State concerning article 5.3 FCTC

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In 2014 and 2015, Youth Smoking Prevention brought a case against the State of the Netherlands in order to end the structural, far too great influence of the tobacco lobby on the government’s anti-smoking policy. The request: enforcement of article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC.

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