India to host conference on tobacco epidemic

Last Updated: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 00:18

New Delhi: Experts from across the world will come together in the national capital to discuss a way forward for a cohesive policy environment to promote public health by reducing current tobacco use prevalence.

The international conference organised by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) on public health priorities in the 21st century will be held here September 10-12.

The global conference will host over 100 speakers from more than 30 countries, who will discuss global and country-wise targets to protect present and future generations from the harms of tobacco use.

"The conference will identify tobacco as a major threat to public health in the 21st century and will strengthen the foundations for creating a tobacco-free generation of the future" said K. Srinath Reddy, president PHFI.

IANS



First Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 00:18

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