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EPHA: EP backs tobacco subsidies & votes on CAP unfriendly to public health

The European Public Health & Agriculture Consortium (EPHAC) is disappointed by the EP’s approval of coupling subsidies to tobacco production.

EPHA says tobacco cannot have a place in the 2014-2020 EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). With this move, the EP wants to inject taxpayer’s money to a toxic crop that causes nearly 700,000 annual deaths in the EU.

The vote on 14 March did very little to fix all what is wrong with the EU agricultural policy and the crucial role it should play in protecting people’s health.

For the full press release from EPHA click here

Last updated on 10 April 2013

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