Reports, interviews and photos from #WCTOH2018 Uniting the World for a Smoke Free Generation

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 7-9 March 2018. It was a landmark event in tobacco control; the first time the conference has been held on the African continent – where the tobacco industry is aggressively expanding new markets – and the first to have a black female president. Nearly 2500 delegates from around the world attended to exchange ideas and showcase research aimed at ending the tobacco epidemic.

Key themes were the importance of taxation – one of the most effective, but under-used, tobacco control measures, tobacco industry strategies – including the Philip Morris International-funded Foundation for a Smoke Free World, and the intersection between the tobacco epidemic and gender.

This page brings together comprehensive coverage of WCTOH2018, and will be regularly updated.


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