The Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM) is the largest European cigarette manufacturers association.
It is a non-commercial association which exists to represent the common views of major European–based cigarette manufacturers.
We are an international group of public affairs professionals, economists, lawyers and scientists committed to dialogue and transparency.
We seek to participate constructively in EU-law making on tobacco.
CECCM supports tobacco legislation as long as it is reasonable, proportionate and evidence-based. We support high quality legislation that complies with the OECD principles of Better Regulation and the European Union’s Smart Regulation agenda.
The “Better Regulation” Policy of the EC widely acknowledges that interest representation (lobbying) and stakeholders’ consultation is important for law making.
CECCM member companies do not use ingredients in order to encourage non-smokers or minors to smoke or to undermine the ability of smokers to quit.