19 October-1 December 2020
The 51st Union World Conference On Lung Health
REGISTER NOW

Sessions

All Sessions
keyboard_arrow_down
keyboard_arrow_down Show filters keyboard_arrow_up Hide filters
  • All Tracks
  • Community Connect
  • Channel 1
  • Channel 2
  • Channel 3
  • Channel 4
  • Channel 5
  • Channel 6
  • Channel 7
  • E-posters
  • Workshops
Channel 1
SP-03-When novel product bans are best: lessons learned and challenges faced in tackling tobacco in low-and middle-income countries.
event_note
Loading...
query_builder 12:45 - 13:45 | Event time (GMT+2)
query_builder - | Your time (GMT)
place Online Session/Virtual
card_travel Symposium
mic English
SP-03-When novel product bans are best: lessons learned and challenges faced in tackling tobacco in low-and middle-income countries.
*Please scroll down for more information*
The debate on novel products (e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products) wages on. It has been both contentious and also somewhat myopic, focusing on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) potential utility — or lack thereof — as a harm reduction tool in developed countries. This session will expand the discussion, providing a much needed spotlight on low-and middle-income countries; many have decided that absent sufficient regulatory framework and new product sales bans are critical to tobacco control — and protecting youth. Experiences will be shared from India, Indonesia, Viet Nam and Mexico.

12:45 - 12:50: Introduction

12:50 - 13:03: Mexico: industry attempts to influence governmentSince its latest iteration, stemming from the 2003 patent, vaping has transformed from a hobbyist movement to a rapidly growing industry. Headed by the big tobacco companies, along with the new specialised companies and 'users' groups, this new industry is not shy about using all the tools developed by the tobacco companies to achieve a legal and social situation that favours their interests. A prolific marketing effort, legal trials, alliances with legislators, sponsored scientific articles, news and media inserts, and public attacks on those who do not share their position are just some of the methods used, magnified through the use of social networks. In Mexico these efforts has been stronger in the last two years, since the ban turned 10 years of being imposed, and the products of large tobacco companies (BAT's Vype and PMI's IQOS) have been illegally introduced to the Mexican market.
Inti Barrientos-Gutierrez

13:03 - 13:16: Reflections on the one year anniversary of the banIn September 2019, India announced a federal ban on the production, import and sale of e-cigarettes, noting that these products are harmful to health. This session will describe decisions and factors leading to the ban and outline any issues that emerged—either in support of, or in opposition to, the ban. It will also describe progress and challenges faced over the year-long period since the ban was announced and detail gaols for the next year.
Leimapokpam Swasticharan

13:16 - 13:29: Making the case: where sales bans are bestCatlin Rideout and Megan Quitkin are both deputy directors at The Union, which released its electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and heated tobacco products (HTPs) position paper in advance of World No Tobacco Day 2020. In this session, they will provide context for the 2020 position paper, explaining why The Union felt the need to outline the arguments towards bans. They will also provide specific context about low-and middle-income countries, explaining why the economic conditions and advanced tobacco epidemics in these countries necessitate banning ENDS as critical to child protection and ensuring no further escalation of the tobacco epidemic.
Ayu Swandewi Astuti

Loading...
Channel 4
SP-16-Health system response preventing TB and tobacco: lessons learned from COVID-19
event_note
Loading...
query_builder 11:00 - 12:20 | Event time (GMT+2)
query_builder - | Your time (GMT)
place Online Session/Virtual
card_travel Symposium
mic English
SP-16-Health system response preventing TB and tobacco: lessons learned from COVID-19
*Please scroll down for more information*
The unprecedented crisis of COVID-19 warned the health system of its poor preparedness to combat any pandemic globally. Tobacco and tuberculosis (TB) are major global public health problems. Each year, tobacco kills around 8 million people and TB kills about 1.8 million. Evidences suggest that there is a deadly combination between TB and tobacco.  Emerging data shows that smokers and people with non-communicable diseases are more likely to suffer severe COVID-19 illness. The World Health Organization has estimated that eliminating smoking could reduce TB rates by as much as 20 percent. Government’s preparedness with adequate resources, cessation, prevention policies and taxation are critical to end TB and tobacco.

11:00 - 11:05: Introduction

11:05 - 11:15: The Union approach in establishing tobacco control into health systemsTobacco smoking appears to be an important and entirely avoidable risk factor for a poorer prognosis in COVID-19. COVID-19 has not only severely constrained health systems but with the looming danger of economic recession, it becomes even more vital to avert the huge financial cost of tobacco use to the global economy. The urgency to prioritise stronger action on integration of tuberculosis (TB) and tobacco control measures are mandatory. The Union approach ABC (ask, brief advice, cessation support) can be universally applied as it has produced more than 60% smoking quit rates among people with TB in India, Indonesia, China, Bangladesh and Philippines. Time to scale-up.
Tara Singh Bam

11:15 - 11:25: How effective is the systemic integration of smoking cessation into TB control programmes in creating smoke-free environments in Manila?We conducted a prospective observational study with an intervention group comprised of tuberculosis (TB) patients, receiving the modified ABC (ask, brief advice, cessation support) smoking cessation approach, and a control group receiving only regular health education, at selected health centres in Manila City. We enrolled 1,144 and 1,030 TB patients as an intervention and a control group, respectively. Tobacco smoking rates at registration indicated no significant difference between the groups, 31.6% vs. 27.3%, respectively. Both tobacco smoking and second-hand smoking rates throughout the TB treatment period were lower in the intervention group than in the control group. In contrast, there was no significant difference in TB treatment success rate between these groups, 85.0% vs.87.3% (P=0.201), respectively and the self-claimed health status at month 12 (P=0.132).
Akihiro Ohkado

11:25 - 11:35: COVID-19: a window of opportunity to prompt tobacco cessationAn initiative from academia, professional associations and civil society from several Latin American countries and Spain regarding COVID-19 and tobacco use will be presented. We prepared an evidence-based position statement focused on two questions: do smokers have higher risk of acquiring SARS-COV-2 infection and developing COVID-19?  And, do they have a more acute progression or a worse prognosis? The document was disseminated through webs, social media and traditional media, placing tobacco cessation on the COVID-19 agenda. As a result of this initiative, further steps regarding tobacco cessation and tobacco surveillance in the COVID- 19 contingency were achieved.
Maria Laura Llambi

11:35 - 11:45: Workplace-based health education strongly associated with improved knowledge of tobacco harm and reduced SHS exposureA cross-sectional study was conducted among 14,195 employees with, and without, previously treated tuberculosis (TB) in China. Findings show that health education was strongly associated with better awareness of tobacco harm (OR=1.81, 95% CI 1.64-2.00, P<0.05), lower odds of SHS exposure (OR=0.79, 95% CI 0.74-0.85, P<0.05), higher odds of perceived working in a healthy environment (OR=1.75, 95% CI 1.61-1.90, P<0.05) and improved health information seeking behaviour (OR=1.71, 95% CI 1.59-1.84, P<0.05). In a further analysis of those employees with a leading role in the company as a category variable, it showed significantly an association with perceived working in a healthy environment (OR=1.44, 95% CI 1.20-1.73, P<0.05) and improved health information seeking behaviour (OR=1.24, 95% CI 1.06-1.44, P<0.05). This study demonstrates positive association of health education with improved awareness of tobacco harm, lower SHS exposure and better health information seeking behaviour. Policy makers need to give attention to health education as a strategy for building smoke-free environments.
Yan Lin

11:45 - 11:55: Tobacco cessation among people with TB in Dhaka, BangladeshAn intervention of tobacco cessation in people with tuberculosis (TB) was made with the support of the national TB programme in Dhaka city. Frontline health workers identified tobacco users and level of addiction to tobacco, through interview. Every patient with a history of tobacco use was registered for counselling for tobacco cessation. Brief advice was given at registration and follow-up visits (2/3, 5, 6 months). In 2018 and 2019, a total of 13,579 patients were registered in BRAC support TB centres. Of them, 3012 patients were tobacco users (86% male, 14% female). Of the total tobacco users, 938 (31%) have high level of tobacco addiction and 2074 (69%) have low level of tobacco addiction. At the end of treatment, a total of 1716 (57%) TB patients quit tobacco use. This simple intervention could help to stop tobacco use in over 505 of the TB patients at the end of treatment.
Md Akramul Islam

11:55 - 12:20: Q&A session

Loading...
E-posters
EP35-Ongoing battle against the tobacco industry
event_note
Loading...
query_builder 10:00 - 11:00 | Event time (GMT+2)
query_builder - | Your time (GMT)
place Online Session/Virtual
card_travel E-poster session
mic English
EP35-Ongoing battle against the tobacco industry
*Please scroll down for more information*
All E-posters are accessible via the "E-posters" section of the conference platform until 30 November.

EP35-436-24-Tier-based tax system benefitted tobacco industries in BangladeshThe tax structure of cigarettes in Bangladesh is complex. Due to the tobacco industry's influence, tier-based tax systems benefit tobacco industries. British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) has made a huge profit from a rise in retail prices of cigarettes rather than tax. The 10-year financial report of BATB’s has revealed this fact.
 
Sushanta Kumar Singha

EP35-437-24-Indoor and outdoor tobacco advertisement monitoring in Jakarta province 2019This study aimed to assess compliance of the existing outdoor tobacco advertising ban and the current condition of indoor tobacco advertising, in Jakarta Province, to extend the TAPS (Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship) ban policy to include ‘indoor tobacco advertising and display ban’.
Silvia Dini

EP35-438-24-Strengthening tobacco control in Madhya Pradesh through integration of COVID-19 and tobacco controlThe abstract is about the integration of COVID-19 control measures and tobacco control. The COVID-19 pandemic has given an opportunity to the tobacco control community for stronger enforcement and bans on tobacco products. The abstract discusses tobacco control during COVID-19 prevention measures.
Mukesh Kumar Sinha

EP35-439-24-Compliance assessment of electronic cigarette online sales following a nationwide ban of electronic cigarettes in IndiaSince 18th September 2019, India has completely prohibited all forms of vaping devices, including online sales of the products. Using a content analysis method across different websites, we assessed the internet e-cigarette vendors compliance with the law.
Beladenta Amalia

EP35-440-24-Public complaints against violations of smoke-free area regulations in the capital, region province of Jakarta in 2020This study aims to measure the level of compliance with the implementation of smoke-free regulations and to find out the current situation and steps needed to be taken in order to enforce the regulations, as well as increase the attention of the Jakarta Provincial Government to smoke-free violations so that they can immediately impose sanctions and actions.
Silvia Dini

EP35-441-24-Tobacco industry exploiting disaster situations to promote their image through CSR activities: an analysis of a series of cases in Sri LankaA study about Corporate Social Responsibility activities of the British American Tobacco subsidiary, Ceylon Tobacco Company, during disaster times in the post-framework convention on tobacco control ratification era in Sri Lanka.
Chinthika Perera

EP35-442-24-Tactics of the tobacco industry in defeating the proposal to ban single stick cigarette sales in Sri LankaAn investigative research study into tobacco industry tactics in defeating the proposal to ban single stick cigarette sales in Sri Lanka and how the proposal failed to gain cabinet approval, thus preventing its implementation.
Chinthika Perera

EP35-443-24-Availability of tobacco products during the nationwide curfew period following the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri LankaSri Lanka imposed a nationwide curfew starting on 20th March to control the spread of COVID-19. This study aimed to explore the availability of tobacco products during the curfew period in Sri Lanka. Mass media and social media were used to promote tobacco products, violating the regulations on tobacco advertisement and promotion.
Chinthika Perera

EP35-444-24-Tobacco industry targeting ministers in Sri Lanka: Ministry of Finance 1977-2020The Ministry of Finance is responsible for executing the government's economic policy in Sri Lanka. The objective of this study was to explore tobacco industry engagements of finance ministers serving from 1977 (year the economy opened) to 2020.
Chinthika Perera

Loading...
Channel 2
OA-33-Overcoming impediments in tobacco control
event_note
Loading...
query_builder 11:00 - 12:20 | Event time (GMT+2)
query_builder - | Your time (GMT)
place Online Session/Virtual
card_travel Oral Abstract session
mic English
OA-33-Overcoming impediments in tobacco control
*Please scroll down for more information*


11:00 - 11:05: Introduction


11:05 - 11:13: OA-33-701-24-Monitoring and comparison of the global tobacco and alcohol industry's response to the COVID-19 pandemic This study presents an explorative comparison of tobacco and alcohol industries on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It outlines the commercial interests of the corporate social responsibility projects of both industries and observes the similarity in both industries with the growing resistance to its sales and marketing.

Pestheruweliyanaralalage Cooray

11:13 - 11:21: OA-33-702-24-The violation of smoke-free workplace policy in Bali, Indonesia, and the next strategies to improve compliance This was a survey to evaluate smoke-free workplace policy in Bali Province, Indonesia. The results is useful for policy makers to determine the next strategies and actions to improve compliance and achieve 100% smoke-free workplaces.

I Wayan Gede ARTAWAN EKA PUTRA

11:21 - 11:29: OA-33-703-24-Recent smoking cessation in TB patients and risk for TB infection in child household contacts Advocating for smoking cessation among tuberculosis (TB) patients is critical for future global tobacco and TB control. We assessed the impact of recent smoking cessation in pulmonary TB patients on the risk for TB infection in child household contacts in Lima, Peru

Alexander L. Chu

11:29 - 11:37: OA-33-704-24-Effectiveness of behavioural counselling with nicotine gum vs behavioural counselling among TB patients visiting directly observed treatment short-course centres in Delhi, India. The study evidenced an association between tobacco and tuberculosis (TB). Connecting TB and tobacco cessation interventions may produce a positive impact on TB treatment outcomes. The study was done to assess and compare self-reported tobacco quit status, biochemically verified nicotine levels and nicotine dependence among TB patients at different time intervals. 

Sneha Malhotra

11:37 - 11:45: OA-33-706-24-The investment case for tobacco control in five sub-Saharan African countries: a return on investment analysis Few countries have comprehensively implemented the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) demand-reduction measures. Coordinating with ministries of health, the United Nations Development Programme and the FCTC secretariat, we use a response to intervention-developed model to estimate tobacco-attributable health and economic costs in five sub-Saharan Africa countries. We also explore the return on investment of six demand-reduction measures. 

Garrison Spencer

11:45 - 12:20: Q&A


Loading...
Processing. Please wait.
Loading...