13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health Covered the 5 Ps: People, Policy, Practice, Producer and Product

National Conference on Tobacco or Health 2006

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.

Key Results:

  • 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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