[Webinar] Why 73rd UN General Assembly must not ignore tobacco control?


[Webinar recording | Podcast] Heads of States of over 190 countries who will attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in September 2018 will debate on theme around "sustainable societies". Tobacco threatens sustainable development. More noteworthy are two UN High Level Meetings (UN HLMs) happening on 26th and 27th September respectively, to #endTB and #beatNCDs. Tobacco is a risk factor for not just TB but also non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Next month, the 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (12th APACT) will be held in Bali, Indonesia - an important opportunity to learn why tobacco control is vital for progressing on SDGs.

Not to forget, that 2018 World Lung Day is on 25th September and 2018 World Heart Day on 29 September. Tobacco use heightens risk for a range of lung diseases as well as cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).

Last but not the least, intergovernmental negotiations on global tobacco treaty (8th Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control - WHO FCTC) will be held in Geneva in early October, followed by the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague, Netherlands later that month.

Join us for an interactive session with key experts on tobacco control to prepare us to optimally leverage the above mentioned opportunities, so that endgame of tobacco becomes a reality sooner, and progress towards the SDGc gets accelerated.

  • Ashok Ramsarup (Moderator) | former senior producer, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Durban, South Africa
  • Shobha Shukla (Moderator) | Managing Editor, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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CNS eLearning Programme Team
Email: webinar@citizen-news.org

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