The 17th WCTOH will take place as planned

Cape Town and the Western Cape is currently experiencing a significant drought, however we are able to confirm that the 17th World Conference of Tobacco or Health will continue as planned - without causing a detrimental impact on our host city.

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Tobacco and social justice – an important new track for the World Conference on Tobacco or Health

For the first time this year the World Conference on Tobacco or Health has a dedicated track for social justice issues related to tobacco and the consequences of addiction.

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Opportunity for students to volunteer at the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

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Brazil’s Supreme Court upholds landmark ban on flavours and additives in tobacco products

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Breaking research on e-cigarettes, point-of-sale bans, flavoured cigarettes and financial impact of smoking

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Latest plenary speakers announced for WCTOH 2018

Top level tobacco control experts from around the world have been confirmed as the latest plenary speakers at the upcoming 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.

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Video: Dr Lorraine Greaves speaks about why WCTOH 2018 is unique

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The tobacco industry is luring African farmers with bogus promises of prosperity

Tobacco farming is one of the most labour intensive crops grown in Sub-Saharan Africa, this study exposes the real costs involved for farmers.

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Programme highlights: Workshops

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New session formats for greater delegate involvement at WCTOH

For the first time the WCTOH programme features new session formats to give delegates greater opportunities for interaction and discussion around new research.

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Book your hotel online

Bookings for accommodation can be made directly through the online platform of the official housing bureau – Tourvest.

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War on Tobacco Expands to Where Smoking Is Heaviest

Tobacco’s deadliness was exposed more than 50 years ago and a war on smoking has been raging for decades in the wealthiest countries. The fight has begun to expand to low- and middle-income nations where 80 percent of smokers live.

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#wctoh2018

Today is #SocialJusticeDay. @WCTOH2018 sessions will explore tobacco in relation to inequality and poverty; women; vulnerable populations; tobacco industry tactics; agriculture & environment. Join us to find out more: https://t.co/mblCkpdzc0 #UNTobaccoControl #NoTobacco https://t.co/RWahN0c7mK

For the 1st time in 50 years, the World Conference on Tobacco or Health has a track dedicated to social justice issues -- relating to tobacco and the devastating consequences of addiction. Join us @WCTOH2018 https://t.co/5SDdygz0iK #SocialJusticeDay #UNTobaccoControl #WCTOH2018 https://t.co/8nQW9pNhh4

RT @vera_dacosta: Congrats Singapore! This is about promoting the health of your people by implementing @FCTCofficial #UNtobaccocontrol htt…

RT @WCTOH2018: Opportunity! Organisers of @WCTOH2018 need student volunteers to help during the conference. Applications close 25 February…

Countering tobacco industry interference in tobacco control policy is a challenge faced by all countries working to reduce tobacco use. Join us @WCTOH2018 & find out about development of a global index to measure tobacco industry interference: https://t.co/oUS8zwpISU #NoTobacco https://t.co/kcEKEnOCkT