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

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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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Conference coverage

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About WCTOH

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 7-9 March 2018

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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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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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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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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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