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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Programme highlights: Tobacco Industry Interference

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health includes sessions on tobacco industry interference.

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New study: Tobacco Free Investments – Why banks should end their deadly relationship with Tobacco Companies

The report (available in full in German) exposes some of Europe's financial institutions' relationships with the tobacco industry and highlights why such investment should cease.

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Chennai activists welcome empowered panel for tobacco control

Plaudits have come in for the State government’s decision to set up an empowered committee to implement the WHO’s FCTC and to deal with any kind of interference from the tobacco industry in the implementation of the provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003.

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Michael R. Bloomberg to participate in conference

WCTOH is pleased to announce the participation of WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, South Africa Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Michael R. Bloomberg, a leading actor on tobacco control and WHO Ambassador for NCDs.

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Programme highlights: Tobacco Taxation

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health programme includes sessions that explore a vital public health tool, tobacco taxation.

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Why Tobacco Companies Are Paying to Tell You Smoking Kills

“The only reason they’re finally printing and broadcasting all of this is because they were forced to do so by a judge that found them guilty of racketeering,” Prof Ruth Malone.

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