1) SPRING SCHOOL : The main objective was to provide further education to health professionals in the area of smoking prevention and cessation as the experience had shown that surprisingly little up-to-date knowledge was available in the various organisations within Europe, and this course was the only occasion for that purpose at the European level. The Spring School was a valuable tool in construction effective and concrete networking in the enlarged EU in the area of public health. A total number of 50 participants took part in the programme every year and participation was encouraged from all the 30 countries participating in the EU Public Health Programme. New European-wide initiatives were awaited as a result of information flow and networking.
2) QUIT AND WIN : The Quit and Win – Don`t Start and Win (Quit and Win) Competition was a school, youth and community based smoking cessation and prevention programme that has been carried out annually in different European countries since 1999-2000. The target group was young people aged 14-24 years old. The main objective was to reduce smoking prevalence and consumption in young people.
3) SMOKEFREE CLASS COMPETITION was a school-based primary smoking prevention programme for pupils aged 11 – 14 years. The programme focused on the promotion of strategies focusing on health education. In particular, the programme aimed to: 1. prevent or delay the onset of smoking in adolescents, 2. motivate already smoking pupils to quit, 3. de-normalise smoking and establish non-smoking as the normal behaviour in pupils.
4) SMOKING CESSATION aimed to • Review and disseminate findings from Literature Reviews in Holland and Wales (Welsh review available at www.healthewales.org.uk) ; • Review and disseminate good practice from evaluated projects in Denmark, Holland and Wales in relation to adolescent smoking cessation in a range of settings across the EU ; • Identify the needs of each participating country and agree their objectives, methodology and evaluation processes (with the assistance of the external evaluator) for adolescent smoking cessation ; • Implement a pilot adolescent cessation programme in 12 countries
• Evaluate and report on key findings and make recommendations for future adolescent cessation activity.
Promoting health and prevent disease through addressing health determinants across all policies and activities.
Health determinants, strand 3. Smoking prevention and cessation in youth.
Implementation of coherent European-wide smoking prevention and cessation programmes; increased collaboration between Member States, EEA countries and ascending countries; more cohesion and consensus in efforts to reduce youth smoking in the area of EU. Increased international networking between different actors in the field of smoking prevention. Increased visibility of European Commission smoking prevention policies and actions. Capacity building in tobacco use prevention issues for professionals.
• Coordination of coherent European-wide smoking prevention and cessation programmes:
This project included five different projects:
A) ENYPAT Secretariat which was a coordination centre for the activities;
B) Smokefree Class Competition;
C) Quit and Win-Don`t Start and Win for young people;
D) Smokefree Youth Conference;
E) Smoking Cessation among Adolescents and Young People.
• Networking and active collaboration between various actors at European level involved in smoking prevention and cessation among young people.
• Exchange of information and best practices.
• Policy building among European actors involved in smoking prevention in youth to build consensus and cohesion among actions and policies.
• Working with special taskforces with multidisciplinary character.
• Dissemination of information through ENYPAT newsletter Interaction, Internet, ENYPAT Spring School, e-mail lists, reports and conferences.
• Integration of scientific evidence into concrete smoking prevention and cessation programmes.
• Involvement of ascending countries in all programmes. Organisation of further education to health professionals.
- Contribution to the reduction of tobacco use by young. - Wider, more coherent and more visible European-wide smoking prevention and cessation programmes: five programmes including 30 countries. - Implementation of smoking prevention and cessation programmes to ascending countries. - Increased networking and collaboration in the area of public heath between different Member States and ascending countries and international organisations. - Increased collaboration between different EU Commission`s actions. - A real European youth smoking prevention portal at ENYPAT website. - Increased visibility and knowledge of European Commission tobacco control policies and programmes. Dissemination will be done through ENYPAT network that includes 1,500 professionals in the field of public health and that will be enlarged to ascending countries (newsletter Interaction, Internet, ENYPAT Spring School, e-mail lists, reports and conferences).