Uniting the world for a tobacco-free generation

Thursday, March 1, 2018

South Africa will co-host the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) from 7 to 9 March 2018 in Cape Town.

The conference, which will be held under the theme ‘Uniting the World for a Tobacco-free Generation’, will be the first to be hosted in Africa.

Addressing a post Cabinet media briefing held in Cape Town earlier today, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane explained that the WTCOH calls for committed action and provides a platform for governments, civil-society organisations, United Nations agencies, international organisations, health workers and other stakeholders to discuss shared knowledge and experiences, particularly regarding to youth and women who are exposed to tobacco use.

“Hosting the conference contributes towards addressing the National Development Plan’s goals by creating awareness and education on the harmful effects of tobacco use and the need to intensify tobacco control measures,” Minister Mokonyane said. - SAnews.gov.za

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