November 22 2016, Bucharest

Launch of the Report  The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Romania in the framework of EU Directive 2011/64 Revision Process

Bucharest, November 22nd 2016, Parliament Palace

 

Session 1    

10:00- 10:20    Welcome and Introductory Notes

  • MP Viorel Ștefan, President of the Budget, Finances and Banks Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, Romanian Parliament
  • MP Ana Birchall, President of the European Affairs Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, Romanian Parliament
  • MP Corneliu-Florin Buicu, President of the Health and Family Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, Romanian Parliament
  • Prof. Kristie Foley, Wake Forest School of Medicine and Principal Investigator of “Building Capacity for Tobacco Research in Romania”, a National Institutes of Health sponsored study
  • Prof. Zoltán Ábrám, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tîrgu Mureş, Romanian Principal Investigator
  • Cornel Radu-Loghin, Secretary General European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention

10:20-10:30    Special Guests Introductory Remarks

  • Dr. Diana Loreta Păun, Health Advisor, President of Romania
  • MP Aurelia Cristea, Member of the Budget, Finances and Banks Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, Romanian Parliament, initiator of the smoke-free bill adopted in Dec. 2015
  • Prof. Florin Mihălțan, former President of the Romanian Society of Pneumology, Board Member European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention

10:30- 10:45    Introduction of the Results of the Report “The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Romania” 

  • Presented by Árpád Szabó and Ede Lázár

To download the first presentation click here.

Authors of the Report

  • Árpád Szabó, MÜTF Educational Centre, Odorhei
  • Ede Lázár, Sapientia University, Cluj-Napoca
  • Hunor Burián, Sapientia University, Cluj-Napoca
  • Todd Rogers, RTI International
  • Kristie Foley, Wake Forest University Health Sciences
  • Zoltán Ábrám, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tîrgu Mureş
  • Cristian Meghea, Michigan State University
  • Teodora Ciolompea, Drug Addiction Treatment Centre Saint Stelian
  • Frank J. Chaloupka, University of Illinois at Chicago

10:45- 10:55    Questions and Answers Session on the Report

 

Session 2  

10:55- 11:05    Tobacco Use and Tobacco Policy in Romania’s Foster Care System    

  • Loránd Schmidt, MD, General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection of Mures County, Tîrgu Mureș, Romania

11:05- 11:15    The Impact of a Randomized Trial to Reduce Tobacco Initiation among Adolescents in  Romania:  The ASPIRA Project    

  • Valentin Nădășan, PhD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tîrgu Mureș

11:15- 11:25    A Smoke-free Medical University:  A Demonstration Project at UMPh-TM    

  • István Pál Kikeli, MD, PhD, Fundația Procardia

11:25- 11:45    General Q&A and Round-Table Discussion     

11:45- 12:15    Press Conference:  The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Romania     

  • Participants: Árpád Szabó,  Frank Chaloupka, Cornel Radu-Loghin, Zoltán Ábrám, Teodora Ciolompea

To download the session 2 presentations click here.

Last update: 23.11.2016