It is estimated that more than 10,00,000 people die each year due to tobacco use in India
world over 60,00,000 people die annually due to tobacco use
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RATIONALE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC HEALTH PRIORITIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE ENDGAME FOR TOBACCO
With the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopting a target of 30% reduction in tobacco use prevalence by 2025, the global narrative on tobacco control is increasingly exploring the concept of tobacco endgame, which envisions reducing tobacco prevalence and availability to minimal levels. The recent gutka ban imposed by India (in 27 states and Union Territories) can be considered as India's big step towards tobacco endgame.
The Conference endeavours a way forward for cohesive policy environment combined with evidence-based community action to promote public health by reducing current tobacco use prevalence and set global and country-wise targets to protect present and future generations from the harms of tobacco use.
The International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century: The Endgame for Tobacco will primarily focus on developing multi sectoral partnerships and taking tobacco control beyond health sector to integrate it with the global development goals and appropriate treatment under trade agreements and treaties.
This Conference will provide a platform not only for knowledge transfer and information sharing, but agenda setting for future pathways of the global tobacco control movement to put an end to tobacco. The Conference will also present an opportunity for development and public health professionals, law enforcers, advocates, researchers, economists, environmentalists, social scientists, policy makers, and other identified stakeholders, especially from LMICs, to present scientific evidence and share experience, innovations and ideas for moving towards endgame solutions.