Second ICO-WHO Symposium on Tobacco Control

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Second ICO-WHO Symposium on Tobacco Control

Notapor JC » 20 May 2014, 20:09

Dear colleagues:

I have the pleasure to announce the Second ICO-WHO Symposium on Tobacco Control to be held in L'Hospitalet (Barcelona) on 18th July 2014. After the good experience of the First Symposium in 2012, in which you participated, we have prepared this second edition. It will count with international experts to debate with you the impact of e-cigarettes for global tobacco control (please follow the links below for more info). I hope you will be able to participate!

The Symposium will be held in English and simultaneous translation into/from Spanish will be available.

Registration is free, since we have a governmental grant for this purpose.

I kindly ask you to give publicity to the Symposium in your organization and among your contacts: do not hesitate to forward this email and posting the announcement in your or corporate website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or other social networks!).

Looking forward to personally meet you at the Symposium!

Esteve.-

Second ICO-WHO Symposia on Tobacco Control

Current challenges for global tobacco control: electronic cigarettes

L’Hospitalet (Barcelona), July 18th, 2014

Organized by Institut Català d’Oncologia & World Health Organization


Electronic cigarettes, also called “e-cigarettes” or “e-cigs”, are the most known electronic nicotine delivery system. Interest in e-cigarettes has been growing recently among smokers, manufacturers, including leading cigarette companies, and also among tobacco control health professionals, researchers and advocates who are concerned with their various risks at the individual and public health level.

The aim of this symposium is to review the existing evidence on e-cigarettes toxicology, potential for harm from secondhand exposure to vapour and use, and their efficacy to help quit smoking. The symposium will address these and other current challenges that e-cigarettes poses for global tobacco control and review possible regulations to solve some of these challenges.


Website: http://www.icowhosymposia.net

Programme: http://www.icowhosymposia.net/p/program.html

Venue: "Pau Viladiu" Auditorium, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO). Av. Granvia de L'Hospitalet 199-203 (Barcelona), Catalonia, Spain. [see in GoogleMaps]

Registration is free: The Symposium is mainly funded by a grant to the Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology/IDIBELL from the Directorate of Universities and Research, Ministry of Finance and Knowledge, Government of Catalonia.

Language: The Symposium will be held in English. Simultaneous translation into/from Spanish will be available.

Registration (deadline: 13th June 2012): http://www.icowhosymposia.net/p/registration.html
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