WCTOHWorld Conference on Tobacco or Health
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Held once every three years, the WCTOH is the premier, international conference on tobacco control.
More than 2000 delegates from about 100 countries gathered in Cape Town to participate at the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) from 7th to 9th March 2018, to discuss how to strengthen tobacco control measures.
SA hosts the 17th WCTOH in Cape Town in 2018, placing a spotlight on the country's tobacco control policies and progress.
The theme of the 16th edition of WCTOH conference is 'Tobacco and Non-Communicable Diseases', highlighting for the first time the risk factor that tobacco in all its forms is directly linked to the incidence of non-communicable (chronic) diseases.
This is the first time the WCTOH conference has focussed on this direct link between tobacco and NCDs.ae1/4A
WCTOH announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired will be among the speakers to address the exerted efforts to confront Tobacco, where the forum is a five-day scientific conference presenting the latest developments in tobacco control and global efforts to reduce tobacco use in all its forms.
Recognizing how countries that were implementing strong tobacco control measures, were also confronted with stiff opposition from tobacco industry, this official WCTOH conference declaration also said "The delegates at WCTOH affirm their support to all countries that have passed or are considering adopting plain packaging or graphic health warnings covering more than 85 percent including India, Pakistan and Nepal and ask them to stand firm against tobacco industry pressure."
Speaking ahead of the 16th edition of the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH), which will be held in Abu Dhabi on March 17-21, Dr Farsalinos said that based on current evidence "we can estimate that the risk of e-cigarette use is between 1 and 5 per cent (1/100th to 1/20th) of tobacco smoking."
The timing is also opportune as the UAE will host the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) 2015, in Abu Dhabi, she added.
The UAE capital has been selected to host, in 2015, the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) -- a triennial gathering of international advocacy, public policy and health research experts.
Amman, April 4 (Petra)-- King Hussein Cancer center (KHCC) participated in the 15th"World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH)"that was held in Singapore recently under the theme of "Towards a tobacco-free world: planning globally, acting locally".
Recognizing Nepal's leadership, the country was awarded the prestigious 'Bloomberg Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control' at the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH 2015).