World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 2015

Online Submission of Sessions Now Open!-Deadline 30th April 2014

16wctohSubmissions are now open for sessions to be included in the Scientific Program of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) 2015, to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 17-21 March 2015. The Conference is a call for a Collective Resolution to fight Tobacco through Cohesion and Integration of Tobacco Control in two broader health and development agendas for achievement of our common health and development goals.

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The Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to tobacco control through human rights advocacy, policies, and treaties, including work with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The organization aims to raise awareness of human rights violations due to tobacco such as the impact tobacco has on children’s rights to healthcare, education, and food. By educating a diverse group of people ranging from human rights advocates to medical professionals to the general public on these issues, HRTCN hopes to promote an entirely new approach to tobacco control – one where the driving impetus is an acknowledgment of the inalienable rights of humans across the world.