The 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH)
Date: 20–24 March 2012
The theme of this year's conference is "Towards a tobacco-free world: planning globally, acting locally". The theme highlights the idea that for global plans to be effective, action needs to be adapted to the local needs of communities around the world.
WHO is a technical sponsor of the 15th WCTOH which aims to foster regional and international partnerships through the conference programme activities and networking sessions.
Gathering presenters and participants from a variety of countries, economies, and stages of tobacco epidemic, the WCTOH aims to improve tobacco control. Specifically the WCTOH aims to generate greater interest and involvement of stakeholders, and provide a global perspective on tobacco control issues.