The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided partial support for plenary sessions devoted to tobacco policy at the 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health in Washington, July 2006.
- The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health was held July 12–15, 2006, in Washington.
- Some 4,736 people attended the conference; approximately 40 percent of attendees came from outside the United States, representing 139 countries.
- The conference included 336 invited speakers, 395 oral abstract presentations, and 1176 poster presentations.
- The conference program and links to plenary presentations are available online.
- The conference program was organized into five tracks, according to a variation of the communicable disease model. The conference tracks were:
- People. This track included topics such as individual- and population-based approaches to helping people quit smoking, uptake prevention, and protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Policy. This track's sessions examined the governmental and voluntary policies to regulate, control and prevent the use of tobacco products.
- Practice. This track focused on innovative and replicable approaches to prevent and reduce tobacco use, and how to deliver tobacco control programs on a shoestring budget.
- Producer. This track spanned leaf (growing and manufacturing) to lip (consumer use). Topics included: industry marketing, youth programs and regulation.
- Product. This track's sessions examined tobacco product physiology, pharmacology, pathology and progression.
- Plenary sessions for the policy track were:
- The Unintended Consequences of Well-Intentioned Tobacco Control Policies
- Tobacco Product Regulation
- The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
- The Millennium Development Goals and Tobacco Control
- Tobacco Industry Denormalization: A Critical Element in Any Comprehensive Tobacco Control Plan
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