19 October-1 December 2020
The 51st Union World Conference On Lung Health
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SP-03-When novel product bans are best: lessons learned and challenges faced in tackling tobacco in low-and middle-income countries.
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SP-03-When novel product bans are best: lessons learned and challenges faced in tackling tobacco in low-and middle-income countries.
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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

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E-posters
EP35-Ongoing battle against the tobacco industry
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EP35-Ongoing battle against the tobacco industry
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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

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