It’s with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the 7th European Conference Tobacco or Health (ECTOH) that will be held on Porto in 22-25 March 2017.
The Portuguese League Against Cancer (LPCC) is organizing this venue under the auspices of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL).
As the burden of tobacco in Europe and in the world is still enormous, it is of utmost importance that tobacco control remains our top priority.
The goal of our conference is to mobilize people/citizens to improve health through tobacco control policies in Europe and Worldwide.
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the main guidance for tobacco control officers all over the world but years after its approval and ratification there is still room for improvement and new boundaries must be settled!
What we need, besides broad implementation of comprehensive tobacco control policies and smoking cessation programs throughout Europe, is solidarity for health. This is a change for all of us.
The European Conference on Tobacco or Health 2017 will gather policy makers, scientists, health educators, advocacy officers and health professionals involved in tobacco control.
Hopefully the atmosphere of the conference will be animating and undertaken decisions will lead us toward a Smokefree Europe and World.
It will discover new worlds and empowered ways of dealing with them. ECTOH 2017 provides an opportunity for tobacco control colleagues across Europe and beyond to meet, develop their knowledge and skills and enable sharing of best practices.
The Portuguese League Against Cancer is honored to organize this conference and I address my sincere thanks to those who have been actively involved in helping us to organize this great event.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Porto, Portugal’s second largest city and one of the Europe’s oldest cities was elected in 1996 World Heritage by UNESCO, Porto is an event itself.
Breathtaking monuments and masterpieces of contemporary architecture, a surprisingly traditional yet highly cosmopolitan life-style, historical sites and stunning views, timeless venues, romantic sunset cruises up to the Douro river, the silence and mystery of the Port Wine Cellars – one of the Porto´s main attractions.
Rich Gastronomy, warm hospitality and friendly people, PORTO is like its wine: Unique, Exquisite and Authentic.
For these reasons I’m delighted and proud to invite you to participate at the 7th ECTOH in 2017.
Vitor Veloso, MD
National President the Portuguese League Against Cancer
President of 7th ECTOH Executive Committee