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WCTOH Late Breaker Sessions announced

15 Jan 2018

The World Congress on Tobacco or Health, which will be held on 7-9 March in Cape Town, South Africa, has announced its late breaker sessions, which showcase the latest research and innovations in tobacco control.

Highlights include a session on New and Local Evidence to Advance Tobacco Control in Africa, which will be held on 9th March at 15:45, as well as e-poster sessions on smokeless tobacco, exposure to second-hand aerosol from e-cigarettes and tobacco farming and alternative livelihoods.

Scientific research and evidence-based policy are the foundations of tobacco control alliances that fortify us in our challenging and ever-changing environment, and these sessions showcase the important work that is being done in the area.

Two teams from our 2016 Emerging Leaders cohort will be running workshops at the conference, both of which will be held on Tuesday 6th March at 9.30am.

  • For more information on the FACTC team workshop, entitled ‘Financing, Resource Allocations and Cost of Action Versus Inaction for Full Implementation of WHO FCTC’, click here.
  • For more information on the KOMPLY team workshop, entitled ‘Monitoring Compliance of a Smoke-free Law and Overcoming Obstacles in Compliance with Smoke-free Law in Hospitality Venues’, click here.

In addition to these two workshops, the World Heart Federation will hold a session on the link between tobacco and heart disease, which aims to prepare the global tobacco community to use World No Tobacco Day 2018 as an opportunity for advocacy and awareness on this important issue.

The complete conference programme is available here.