Tobacco or Health TV 2018 Day One

Dr Flavia Senkubuge, President of the 17th WCTOH, talks about the build up to the first WCTOH on the African continent, and what it means for tobacco control in the region.

Dr Inge Kleinhans and Dr Hélène Rossinot talk about WCTOH's Youth Pre-conference in Cape Town, where young tobacco control leaders come together to inspire the next generation to fight tobacco. This is especially relevant in the Africa region where the tobacco industry is targeting young people across the continen-.

Solly Msimanga, Mayor, City of Tshwane, announces that his city will now be smoke-free.

Ministers of Health around the world discuss tobacco control, including Minister of Health for Argentina, Adolfo Rubinstein and Minister of Health for Viet Nam, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.

Introduced by Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Bronwyn King (Founder and Chief Executive of Tobacco Free Portfolios) and Denis Duverne (Chairman of the Board of Directors at AXA) discuss how the finance industry has begun to divest its stock in tobacco. They go on to explore how more financial institutions might join the movement.

Yussuf Saloojee, National Council Against Smoking and Dr Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf, Chair, WCTOH Scientific Committee talk about some of the challenges for tobacco control in Africa and some of South Africa's success stories.

The WCTOH 2018 press conference saw comments from public health leaders playing a major role in tobacco control around the world, including Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO; Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health for South Africa; Michael R. Bloomberg and Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Head of the Secretariat for WHO FCTC. Together they discuss tobacco industry interference, and how we can build a new tobacco-free generation.

Dr Kelly Henning, Bloomberg Philanthropies talks about the launch of Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP).