NCDs among top priorities for World Conference on Tobacco or Health

18th December 2014

The 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) will be held from 17 to 21 March 2015 in Abu Dhabi, the Capital City of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

The Conference theme of “Tobacco and Non-Communicable Diseases” highlights the fact that tobacco use is the most alarming risk factor for diseases causing millions of deaths every year and contributing to the enormous burden of NCDs all over the world. 

The Conference format will include Panel Discussions, Symposia, Posters, Workshops and Post-Graduate courses on the many aspects of the tobacco epidemic and will highlight the efforts being made to control it through the WHO FCTC and MPOWER.

Tracks on "New Emerging Products and Challenges, the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Supply and Demand side of the Tobacco Industry and the Globalisation of Tobacco Industry interference" will give all participants the opportunity to discuss the current situation and come up with proposals on how to accelerate tobacco control in all countries.

Do you want to know more? Visit the conference website