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.

European Court of Justice opens way to end ‘rigged’ cigarette

  • 23 February 2022

The Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg enables the Dutch administrative court to put an end to the ‘rigged’ cigarette. That is in essence the ruling that the Court made on Tuesday 22 February 2022 in a case that Youth Smoking Prevention, the Municipality of Amsterdam and 15 healthcare organizations have brought against the government.

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Criminal case against the tobacco industry

  • 11 December 2018

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

  • 10 November 2015

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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