Programme highlights: Tobacco Industry Interference

The WCTOH is being held in Africa for the first time, where tobacco industry interference is endemic. Countering tobacco industry interference in development and implementation of tobacco control policy is a challenge faced by all countries working to reduce tobacco use.

Dr Gan Quan, Director, Department of Tobacco Control, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), talks about tobacco industry interference:


Perfect Storm: Smoking Rises in African Youth @JLCastroGarcia features in this @bbcworldservice programme. Listen here: #WCTOH2018 #NoTobacco #WorldTBDay

Bloomberg Philanthropies' Dr Kelly Henning writes about the need for fresh thinking and strong implementation of policies to fight non-communicable diseases @drkellyhenning @BloombergDotOrg #NCDs #SDGs

Following #WCTOH2018 @BloombergDotOrg reviews progress in global tobacco control. 'Reducing Tobacco Use, A Year in Review' includes a podcast with @JLCastroGarcia on the impact of the MPOWER measures.

Op-Ed: Turning the tide on avoidable deaths in Africa @JLCastroGarcia and @katiedain1 on the 'perfect storm brewing on the African continent between smoking, HIV and tuberculosis and diabetes.' @dailymaverick #WCTOH2018

Powerful Op-Ed from @JLCastroGarcia and @katiedain1 on how #WCTOH2018 has helped turn the tide of avoidable deaths in Africa, stemming from the deadly combination of #smoking, #HIV and #tuberculosis and #diabetes. #NoTobacco @dailymaverick