Daily Programme

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Update on the WHO FCTC and MPOWER

This one-day session organised by the World Health Organization and other partners will give all delegates an opportunity to learn about progress, successes and barriers to the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and MPOWER. For the detailed programme description, please click here: Update on WHO FCTC and MPOWER

Morning Plenaries




High-Level Policy Panel - Tobacco Control and NCDs

09:00–10:30 ICC *

10 years of the FCTC



Tobacco Atlas Launch **






Afternoon Tri-Plenaries




Tobacco taxation: overview, current challenges and country best practices

14:00–15:30 Conference Hall A
Trade and tobacco issues relevant to the WHO FCTC 14:00–15:30 Conference Hall B
The protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products - next steps for entry into force 14:00–15:30 ICC *

Toxicity and health effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking: current state-of-the-science and funding opportunities

16:00–17:30 Conference Hall A

The potential of mobile phones to provide cessation services at scale

16:00–17:30 Conference Hall B

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

16:00–17:30 ICC *


* English/Arabic/English simultaneous translation provided.

** Box lunch provided


Read more about the WHO FCTC

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2015 Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control

Wednesday, 18 March 2015
17:45 Reception
19:00 Ceremony Promptly Begins

LOCATION: Al Maa'red Hall, ADNEC

Click here to view invitation.

For more information, please email awards@bloomberg.org.

About the Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control

Bloomberg Philanthropies is proud to host the third Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control as part of the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi. The Awards were created to recognise governments and non-governmental organizations demonstrating excellent progress or achievement in the implementation of MPOWER measures in low-and middle-income countries. MPOWER, established by the World Health Organization and consistent with the WHO FCTC, describes six of the most effective tobacco control measures: Monitoring the epidemic and prevention policies; Protecting people from second-hand smoke; Offering help to people who want to quit; Warning about the dangers of tobacco; Enforcing bans on advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and Raising taxes and prices. A panel of global tobacco control experts will select the awardees. All registered conference attendees are welcome to attend.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. We focus on five key areas for creating lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts. These areas encompass the issues Michael R. Bloomberg and his team are most passionate about, and where we believe the greatest good can be achieved. For more information, please visit www.bloomberg.org.