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3rd Cross Strait Conference
3rd Cross Strait Conference
 
Theme and Content
The 1st and 2nd Cross-strait Conferences on Tobacco Control were held in Taiwan and Beijing in 2007 and 2008. The 3rd Conference will be held in Hong Kong, the theme of this year's conference is "Construct Smoke-free Community & Promote MPOWER". Experts of tobacco control, scholars and Non-Government Organizations from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau will gather and share their experience on tobacco control issues. The details of the Conference are as follow:
Date: 20-21 Oct 2009 (Including Conference & Visit)
Registration: 19 Oct 2009 (from 2-6pm)
Venue: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Organizer: Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health
Co-organizers: Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, John Tung Foundation & Macau Smoking Abstention and Good Health Association
Theme: "Construct Smoke-free Community & Promote MPOWER"
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, a multilateral treaty with more than 150 Parties, was the first step in the global fight against the tobacco epidemic. This treaty presents a blueprint for countries to reduce both the supply of and the demand for tobacco. Parties to the FCTC have committed to protect the health of their populace by joining the fight against the tobacco epidemic.
To help countries fulfill the promise of the FCTC, WHO has established MPOWER, a package of the six most important and effective tobacco control policies: (Please visit http://www.who.int/tobacco/mpower/en/ for further information)
"MPOWER" refers to :
  1. M onitor tobacco use and prevention policies
  2. P rotect people from tobacco smoke
  3. O ffer help to quit tobacco use
  4. W arn about the dangers of tobacco
  5. E nforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
  6. R aise taxes on tobacco
 
Messages
Organizers:
Ms Lisa LAU, Chairman of Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health ( Detail - Chinese version only )
Dr HUANG Jie-fu, Vice Minister, Ministry of Health, China cum Chairman of Chinese Association on Tobacco Control ( Detail - Chinese version only )
Prof YAU Sea-wain, President of John Tung Foundation ( Detail - Chinese version only )
Dr Au Hon-sum, Chairman of Macau Smoking Abstention and Good Health Association ( Detail - Chinese version only )
 
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region:
Mr Donald TSANG, Chief Executive of the HKSAR ( Detail - Chinese version only)
Dr York CHOW, Secretary for Food and Health, HKSAR ( Detail - Chinese version only)
Prof Gabriel LEUNG, Under Secretary for Food and Health, HKSAR ( Detail - Chinese version only)
Dr LAM Ping-yan, Director of Health, HKSAR ( Detail - Chinese version only)
 
International Tobacco Control Association:
Dr. Harley STANTON, President of Asia Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco (APACT) (Detail)
 
Conference Details
Opening Ceremony (Chinese version only)
Hong Kong - Prof LAM Tai-hing
China - Dr LI Xin-hua and Ms XU Gui-hua
Taiwan - Ms LIN Ching-li
Macau - Dr John LEE
 
Plenary Session (Chinese Version only)
  1. Prof LAM Tai-hing - Smoking Cessation Service Development and Implications in Hong Kong
  2. Prof Judith MACKAY - Implementation of FCTC and MPOWER
  3. Prof HU Teh-wei - Potential Impact of Recent Tobacco Tax Adjustment in China
  4. Prof ZHU Shu-hong - How to Improve Tobacco Cessation on the Population Level When Resources Are Limited?
  5. Prof YANG Gong-huan - Current Tobacco Control Status in China & Strategies
    *Prof YANG Gong-huan was unable to participate this conference for other urgent matters
Presentations (Chinese Version Only)
  1. MPOWER 提供戒煙幫助
  2. MPOWER 提高煙草稅 建構無煙社會
  3. MPOWER 警示煙草危害 禁止煙草推廣
  4. MPOWER 監測煙草使用和預防政策
  5. MPOWER 監測煙草使用 提供戒煙幫助
  6. MPOWER 保護人們免受煙草煙霧危害
Closing Ceremony (Chinese Version Only)
 
Press Release
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