WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade

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The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic published today finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies.

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Guardian series 'tobacco, a deadly business' exposes the industry's threat to Africa

The series, supported by Vital Strategies, today features several articles looking at how, in the face of effective policies for reducing tobacco use in much of the world, the tobacco industry is moving its deadly trade into African markets.

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Scholarships and free registrations deadline 15 August

A limited number of free registrations are available for community volunteers or individuals affected by lung disease. We are also pleased to be able to cover a limited number of registration fees and costs for invited symposia speakers and authors of accepted abstracts. Deadline for applications is 15 August.

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The challenge of making Africa smoke-free

An opinion piece published in Health 24. Jointly authored by Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf; Harry Lando; and Gan Quan

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Lancet: Smoking status and HIV in low-income and middle-income countries

In high-income settings, the prevalence of tobacco use has been shown to be significantly higher in people living with HIV than among HIV-negative individuals of the same age and sex distribution. This at-risk pattern is one of the biggest threats to the number of years of life saved with antiretroviral therapy.

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Abstract and session submissions now open

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health is now accepting online submissions of abstracts and sessions

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