New times bring new things. After 20 years that the FCTC was conceived, this keynote lecture will approach the different ways in which the FCTC could face the new challenges of tobacco control in our times.
Chair: Dr. J.M Martin-Moreno
The objective of this roundtable is to share the main achievements and the main challenges in the implementation of the FCTC from different perspectives.
Chair: Dr. Angela Ciobanu – Technical Officer Tobacco Control, WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office)
Co-Chair: Dr. Josep Figueras, Director European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
The objective of this roundtable is to talk about the impact of pricing and taxes as a tobacco control strategy to reduce tobacco consumption and the impact and main cause of illicit trade. In this session we are also going to discuss if emerging products and digital channels must have the same taxes and regulation and if there is room for harmonization of prices & taxes in the European Union.
Chair: Dr. Francisco Rodríguez Lozano, former President European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP).
The objective of this roundtable is to discuss the different tactics that tobacco industry uses to promote tobacco consumption, how these tactics affect governments’ control efforts and what governments must do to overcome tobacco industry interference. How the industry uses social media in nicotine related misinformation. Policies, effective strategies and good practices to curb industry interference will also be presented such as the Spanish Protocol for meetings with Health Authorities and policymakers.
Chair: Dr. Mervi Hara, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Finland.
Co-Chair: Astrid Knudsen from the Danish Cancer Society.
The objective of this session is to present best practices related to smoking cessation programmes in terms of effectiveness and equity as well as cessation programmes for the most vulnerable groups. We will also talk about the new technologies as support for cessation, accessibility of tobacco cessation services in EU countries, the inclusion of smoking cessation medicines in the National Health Services (and the pharmaceuticalication of the tobacco industry).
Chair: Dr. Kristin Byrkje, Vice President SmokeFree Partnership.
The objective of this session is to share potential solutions to tobacco control’s funding gap problem as well as to present best practices of multisectoral and intersectoral collaboration in tobacco control. We will also talk about how to make the tobacco industry accountable for the health expenses.
Chair: Dr. Jorge del Diego, Deputy General Director of Public Health, Ministry of Health.
Presentation of selected abstracts
In this space, young generations are going to discuss with more experienced ones the difficulties and opportunities that tobacco prevention and control poses and how decision making should involve new generations. There will also be an awards ceremony for the Youth Ambassadors of the ECL.
The objective of this keynote lecture is to deepen in the concept of health inequalities and social determinants of health. Specially the impact that the lack of implementation of the FCTC has in different vulnerable groups and how the differences in its implementation has affected the life expectancy and health of these groups.
Chair: Dr. Iveta Nagyova – President, European Public Health Association (EUPHA).
The objective of this roundtable is to discuss how tobacco consumption affects health in vulnerable groups such as people with mental health problems and LGBTQ community and/or the Roma population and what are the best ways and policies to encourage them to quit smoking.
Chair: Dr. Rosa María Urbano – President, The Spanish Society of Public Health and Health Administration (SESPAS).
This session focuses on the marketing tactics that the tobacco industry uses to target youth, how youth is manipulated into a Lifelong Addiction and the effectiveness of the strategies of national and regional governments to prevent and control tobacco in young people. There will also be space to talk about the differences between young men and women regarding tobacco consumption and present Youth-led initiatives to prevent and curb smoking. It could also be proposed to promote university campuses free of 100% tobacco products with an intersectoral table, with the Network of Health-Promoting Universities and university students.
Chair: Dr. Adelaida Lozano Polo – Federation of Associations of Community Nursing and Primary Care (FAECAP).
The objective of this session is to identify the differences regarding the prevalence and the impact of tobacco control policies in men and women/girls and the main challenges that women ang girls face in the context of tobacco epidemic. This session will also focus on how to promote gender-responsive tobacco control policies.
Chair: Dr. Vidal Barchilon, coordinator of the Group on Tobacco Addiction (GAT), Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine (SemFYC).
The objective of this session is to have a discussion group to talk about how people living with disease are affected by the tobacco epidemic and how they are stigmatized.
Chair: Raúl de Simón Gutiérrez – Sociedad Española de Médicos de Atención Primaria (SEMERGEN)
The objective of this session is to talk about the socio-cultural factors that influence tobacco consumption and the main situations in which tobacco is smoked with other substances such as alcohol, cannabis and other drugs
Chair: Dr. María José Peña Mateo – Family Doctor, Cardiovascular Area, Spanish Society of General and Family Physicians (SEMG).
Chair: Dr. Enriqueta Felip, President of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM).
This keynote lecture will focus on behavioural science behind tobacco consumption and/or neuromarketing in the tobacco industry.
Chair: Dr. Lucienne Thommes, ECL Board member
The Cancer Observatory of the AECC is going to present their last research piece about how publicity of tobacco and nicotine products in social media influences their consumption among adolescents in Spain.
Chair: AECC Cancer Observatory
The purpose of this sessions is to stimulate a debate about the different postures regarding the usefulness of e-cigs and other novel products in tobacco cessation and harm reduction as well as the new emerging forms of consumption in young people.
Chair: Dr. Francisco García Río, President, Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR)
Co-chair: Dr. Carlos Rábade, Tobacco Group Coordinator (SEPAR)
The objective of this session is to reflect on the current state and benefits of smoke-free spaces globally and in Europe and to share successful strategies at European and international level.
Possible session about the Joint Action on Tobacco Control (JATC2) (to be confirmed)
Chair: Dr. Esteve Fernández, Director of the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Department at The Tobacco Control Unit, Catalan Institute of Oncology (TCU-CIO).
Tobacco has an environmental footprint still relatively unknown. The objective of this session is to reflect on the tobacco industry environmental impact and to explore the impact of tobacco production in the intensive use of groundwater and deforestation, the carbon footprint of tobacco consumption, with a special focus on emerging products and the environmental impact of single use plastic of cigarettes.
Chair: Dr. Tit Albreht – Head of the Centre for Health Care, National Institute of Public Health, Ljubljana Slovenia.
The objective of this session is to talk about the impact of covid-19 in tobacco consumption, prevention and control.
Chair: Dr. Wendy Yared, ECL Director.
This plenary session will focus on sharing and presenting new and innovative solutions to the current challenges in tobacco prevention and control.
Chair: Dr. Javier Ayesta, Founder, Spanish Society of Tobacco Experts (SEDET).
Conclusions of the conference and call to action: 9th ECToH Madrid 2023 Declaration
Chair: ECL – AECC – Youth Ambassadors
The objective of this roundtable is to discuss and share the best strategies/ways to achieve a tobacco free generation from different perspectives.
Chair: Dr. Josep María Borrás, Scientific Coordinator of the Spanish Cancer Strategy for the Spanish Health Ministry.
Advocacy Workshop – Tools and resources for the implementation of the FCTC for Civil Society. Motivational Speech – We can change the world implementing the FCTC