ENSP Conference on Tobacco Control

The 1st ENSP Conference on Tobacco Control will take place from 5th to 7th April 2016, ENSPs first conference has as a theme this year "Research, Prevention & Treatment" and will focus on the understanding and treatment of the tobacco epidemic including; factors initiating tobacco use; health hazards due to tobacco use; economic consequences of tobacco use; approaches for tobacco control; pathophysiology of nicotine addiction; evidence-based tobacco treatment (counselling and pharmacotherapy); tobacco control legislation (international and national); tobacco control services in the country; establishing and operating a smoking cessation center.

Day 1 (Tuesday 5 April) will include keynote speeches and presentations on the European Tobacco Products Directive, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), e-cigarettes, additives in tobacco products, tackling the industry, youth prevention, taxation, plain packaging etc. There will also be a special plenary session at the European Parliament, followed by a cocktail reception on the afternoon of the 5th.

Day 2 (Wednesday 6 April) focuses on tobacco treatment and handling nicotine addiction, including cognitive and behavioral treatment within the form of workshops. The programme includes presentations on tobacco control, case studies, guidelines for smoking cessation among high risk groups & hands on workshops on how to perform smoking cessation in clinical practice.

Day 3 (Thursday 7 April), fully sponsored by ISPTID as its satellite session, will include plenary speeches and oral presentations on a wide range of topics, including women smoking, tobacco use and oral health, waterpipe use and citisine in tobacco dependance treatment.