Winning the end-game against tobacco


Friday 16 September 2016


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Epidemiology & Public Health Section


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The purpose of this meeting is to explore the strategies that will enable the countries of the United Kingdom to become tobacco-free. It will look at the opportunities that arise from legislation, health education, treatments supporting smoking cessation and the contribution of advocacy.

The meeting will also review the strategies being used by the tobacco industry to preserve their sales, obstruct health promotion efforts and to recruit new smokers in the UK and in developing countries.

The participants will learn of the contribution that can be made by smoking cessation services, the contribution, if any, that e-cigarettes might make and the strategic steps needed to make tobacco-free countries a reality.

Professor Simon Chapman,  world leading anti-tobacco advocate,  will be attending and speaking on his professional lifetime spent in public health advocacy as well as giving a keynote speech on the plain packaging pandemic.

Special rates are available for PHE and NICE employees, please contact the Event Coordinator to book your place 


9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor John Ashton CBE, President, Epidemiology & Public Health Section of the RSM

10.15 am

“A sneeze in one country causes international pneumonia tomorrow”: explaining the plain packaging pandemic

Professor Simon Chapman, Emeritus Professor in the School Public Health, University of Sydney

11.15 am

The European dimension – the prospects for the EU and WHO Euro in action on tobacco

Professor Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

11.45 am

The match winner - the future of advocacy and campaigning

Ms Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive, Action on Smoking and Health

12.15 pm

Panel discussion and questions

12.45 pm


1.30 pm

Big tobacco – the industry that never sleeps

Professor Anna Gilmore, Professor of Public Health, University of Bath

2.00 pm

The quitting game

Professor Marcus Munafo, Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bristol and MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit

2.30 pm


2.45 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.15 pm

Years well spent. A reflection on a professional lifetime spent in public health advocacy

Professor Simon Chapman

4.15 pm

Closing remarks

Professor Gabriel Scally, Meeting Organiser and Visiting Professor, University West of England

4.30 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

4.35 pm

Close of meeting

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For information on this event, contact Faye KelleherTel: 02072902987 Fax: 02072902989 Email: arrow