The European Commission selected 11 initiatives as candidates for the 2018 EU Health Award for NGOs, which aims to reward Non-Governmental Organisations that have contributed to a higher level of public health in the EU by working on preventing tobacco use.

The selected candidates, in alphabetical order by NGO, are:

  1. Unfairtobacco by Berlin Working Group Environment and Development “BLUE 21”
  2. Teens understanding and taking control health (TUTCH) by The Choice foundation
  3. Education Against Tobacco by Education Against Tobacco / Aufklärung gegen Tabak e.V.
  4. The Breath race “la route du Rhum 2018 by L’Espace du Souffle
  5. SmokeFreeGreece by the Hellenic Cancer Society
  6. Approaches to enhance smoking cessation in Hungary through guideline formulation and targeted training for healthcare professionals by the Hungarian Respiratory Society
  7. VIVID – Institute for the Prevention of Addiction by VIVID – Institute for the Prevention of Addiction.
  8. Be Smart – Don’t Start by Institut für Therapie- und Gesundheitsforschung
  9. X-HALE Youth Smoking Prevention Programme by the Irish Cancer Society
  10. Reducing the Consumption of Tobacco, Related Products and Alcohol among the Inhabitants of the Republic of Slovenia by the Slovenian Coalition for Public Health, Environment and Tobacco Control (SCTC)
  11. Youth Organisation No Excuse Slovenia by Youth Network No Excuse Slovenia

For more information about their activities, go to: EU Health Award for NGOs