COUNTERING TOBACCO INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH WORKING GROUP
Contributed to The Union’s position statement on the industry’s global promotion of heated tobacco products as alternatives, which advised a precautionary principle. The working group also organised a session on success stories from Latin America and Africa on countering the tobacco industry at the Union World Conference and was involved in developing the scientific programme in preparation for the World Conference on Tobacco or Health, to be held in March 2018.
TB, HIV AND TOBACCO WORKING GROUP
Developed an mHealth programme called mTB-Tobacco in collaboration with the WHO that provides clear guidance on how to integrate mobile text messages on tobacco cessation within TB care. It is currently being piloted in two countries. The group organised a workshop and short oral presentation at the Union World Conference and a joint symposium at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2017 Annual Meeting.
MPOWER RESEARCH GROUP ON TOBACCO CONTROL WORKING GROUP
Formed in 2017. Members met to establish objectives and plans for the coming year, which include a research study that aims to assess research priorities in tobacco control.