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Updated on: 20/02/2017

Wednesday - March 22

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Welcome Cocktail

Thursday - March 23

08:30 - 10:00

Oral Communications

Room A

Tobacco Control I

  • Policy and advocay in tobacco control in Romania of the Romanian Society of Pneumology
  • Smoking cessation challenges in Eastern Europe
  • Measuring Sustainability of tobacco Control
  • The Smoke-free Helsinki programme in 2007–2015, a model of comprehensive cooperation
  • The development of local tobacco control policy in municipal level of indonesia in 2004 - 2015
  • Health education instead of product regulation. The "German model" for tobacco control
  • Implementation of Tobacco Control Policy in Russian Federation
  • Advocacy coalitions in tobacco control policy-making in poland - a historical analysis
  • Tobacco control policies in Germany - Evidence for effectiveness ?
  • Profit increase through harm reduction? The e-cigarettes from the tobacco industry
Room B

Economics and Legislation I

  • Impact of tobacco taxation on tobacco affordability, tobacco sales and tobacco excise revenues in the European Union countries
  • Assessing the economic burden of smoking on the attendees of a public hospital cessation unit: a cross-sectional study.
  • Mechanisms explaining how unemployment affects smoking cessation during an economic recession. Findings from the international tobacco control (itc) netherlands survey
  • Cost-effectiveness of preventive policies and programs targeting adolescents: a systematic review
  • Tobacco packs examination as a method to estimate the scope of tobacco smuggling into the country
  • How did the economic recession that started in 2007 affect tobacco use? A systematic realist literature review
  • The polish anti-tobacco law - 20 years on
  • Second-hand smoke exposure in settings not regulated by the Spanish smoking law
  • E-cigarette dicussion in Finland during EU tobacco products directive implementation: actors and arguments
  • Snus and electronic cigarettes: starting age and correlates of use among finnish adolescents
Room C

Industry related themes

  • Strategy of the toabcco industry in Romania after implementing the new antitobacco law
  • Trends and predictors of support (2010-2015) for a point-of-sale tobacco display ban among smokers: Findings from the ITC Netherlands Survey
  • Investment incentives granted to tobacco industry during 2000-2016 in turkey
  • A teachable toolkit to counteract a tobacco industry document explaining how to increase number of young smokers for more profits
  • An evidence based taxonomy of tobacco industry political activity
  • Tobacco industry strategies to keep tobacco prices low: evidence from industry data
  • Tobacco pack health warnings rotation by tobacco industry in ukraine
  • Connecting the dots – our part in achieving plain packs in Norway
  • Describing smoking-related perceptions and behaviors in France before and after the introduction of plain packaging: DePICT, a nationally-representative survey
  • Young people use and awareness of the ‘electronic cigarette’ in China: a qualitative study
Room D

Epidemiology I

  • Smoking Addiction and Subliminal Manipulation of the Young Smokers
  • Why adolescents do or do not support future tobacco control measures: A multi-method study in The Netherlands
  • Tobacco control policies and young people in Europe: a systematic review of qualitative studies
  • How can a ban on tobacco sales to minors be effective in changing smoking behavior among youth?- a realist perspective
  • Longitudinal relationships between e-cigarette use and smoking initiation in UK adolescents
  • The impact of tobacco control on smoking cessation among the elderly: a longitudinal analysis for 10 european countries
  • Nicotine dependence among adolescents in european union
  • Absence of gender differences in smoking cessation in the patients attended in an specialized unit
  • Youth activation towards a tobacco free Europe
10:00 - 10:30

Coffee-Break & Poster Presentation

10:30 - 12:00

Plenary Session:
Tobacco Control in Europe: Comparing Worlds

Mervi Hara, Manfred Neuberger, Emmanuelle Beguinot & Tibor Demjen

12:15 - 13:00

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa - President of the Portugal Republic
Letizia Ortiz* - Queen of Spain
Vytenis Andriukaitis - EU Commissioner for Health
Adalberto Campos Fernandes - Portugal Minister of Health
Vítor Veloso - President of Portuguese Cancer League
Sakari Karjalainen - President of Asociation of European Cancer Leagues
Luk Joossens - Tobacco Control Officer - Association of European Cancer Leagues
Geoffrey Fong - Professor of Psychology and of Public Health and Health Systems at University of Waterloo

* to be confirmed

13:15 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:30

Parallel Sessions

Room A

Meeting the needs of civil society by advocating for comprehensive tobacco control legislation

Chairs: TBA

  • The role of civil society in the smoke-free law enforcement
  • Lillia Olefir

Room B

An innovative large-scale smoking cessation programme using Facebook

Chair: Jean-Paul Humair

  • Development of the tool on Facebook
  • Alexandre Dubuis

  • Description of the smoking cessation intervention
  • Jean-Paul Humair

  • Effect of the program on participants: satisfaction, activity on the social network and smoking behaviour
  • Alexandre Dubuis

  • Economic analysis
  • Stephan Brun

Room C

ENSP Projects - Science and research for Tobacco Control

Chairs: Dr. Francisco Rodriguez Lozano & Cornel Radu-Loghin

  • EQUIPT – European study on Quantifying Utility of Investment in Protecting from Tobacco (FP7)
  • Subhash Pokhrel & Hein de Vries

  • TackSHS - Tackling secondhand tobacco smoke and e-cigarette emissions: exposure assessment, novel interventions, impact on lung diseases and economic burden in diverse European populations - (Horizon2020)
  • Esteve Fernandez

  • Tob-G – Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for high risk groups (Public Health Programme)
  • Panagiotis Behrakis

  • SILNE-R - Enhancing the effectiveness of strategies to prevent smoking in adolescents (Horizon2020)
  • Anton Kunst

  • EUREST PLUS -European Regulatory Science on Tobacco: Policy implementation to reduce lung diseases (Horizon2020)
  • Constantin Vardavas

Room D

Safety of electronic cigarettes - the known, the unknown and the possible

Chairs: Maciej L. Goniewicz & Lion Shahab

  • Will chronic e-cigarette use cause lung disease? Health effects of inhaled flavorings in e-cigarettes
  • Maciej Goniewicz

  • Still smoking while vaping? Health risk and benefits of dual use
  • Lion Shahab

  • Not only smoking is deadly: Intentional and accidental nicotine poisoning from e-liquids among children and adults
  • Lukasz Balwicki

  • The potential health consequences of secondhand exposure to e-cigarettes
  • Mark Travers

15:45 - 16:45

Parallel Sessions

Room A

Unfinished business - tobacco control in the nordic countries

Chair: Elif Dagli

  • Status of smoking and tobacco control in the Nordic countries
  • Niels Them Kjær

  • Strengths and drawbacks in each country
  • Mette Gry Münchow, Mervi Hara, Guðlaug B. Guðjónsdóttir, Ingrid Stenstadvold Ross & Margaretha Haglund

  • Future challenges and possibilities
  • Ewy Thornqvist

  • Open discussion
Room B

Tackling exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and e-cigarette aerosols: research in progress

Chair: Esteve Fernádez

  • Introduction: background and overall project aims
  • Esteve Fernández

  • Environmental assessment of SHS exposure in private settings and outdoor settings in Europe
  • Xavier Continente

  • Survey on SHS and electronic cigarettes in Europe
  • Marcela Fu

  • Measuring for change: air quality feedback to reduce SHS exposure in the home and car
  • Olena Tigova

  • Exposure to SHS in exempted areas/outside areas and acute health effects in patients with chronic lung disease
  • Luke Clancy & Sheila Keogan

  • Clinical impact of SHS exposure to e-cigarettes emissions on the respiratory system
  • Constantine Vardavas

  • SHS in experimental and real-life conditions: methods of measurement
  • Ario Ruprecht & Cinzia di Marco

  • Attributable mortality and morbidity to SHS in Europe.
  • Giuseppe Gorini

  • Project dissemination
  • Andrea Glahn

  • Open Discussion
Room C

Smoking cessation among cancer patients

Chair: Marta Mańczuk

  • Smoking, smoking cessation and cancer treatment. Chair: Marta Mańczuk
  • Magdalena Cedzynska

  • Tobacco attributable fraction in cancer morbidity and mortality
  • Marta Manczuk

  • Pilot project: tobacco dependence treatment among patients of Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology
  • Irena Przepiorka

Room D

Addressing the tobacco control recommendation of the 4th edition of the European Code Against Cancer: Best practice from cancer leagues in Europe

Chair: David Richie

16:45 - 17:15

Coffee-Break & Poster Presentation

17:15 - 18:45

Parallel Sessions

Room A

Tobacco Taxation: Possible Revision of Directive 2011/64/EU on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco

Chair: Florence Berteletti

  • The policy process relating to the revision of the Tobacco Tax Directive and the adoption of an EU tracking and tracing system for tobacco products
  • Kristina Stoyanova

  • SFP`s position paper and its 4 top priorities
  • Deborah Arnott

  • Prevent20 - a global coalition of cancer groups calling on governments to raise tobacco taxes, the single most effective tobacco control intervention
  • Florence Berteletti

  • What is tracking and tracing of tobacco products, what is envisaged in the EU tracking and tracing system and the global WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (ITP)
  • Luk Joossens

Room B

UK Electronic Cigarette Research Forum – Creating a Framework to Facilitate Policy Development Research

Chair: Alison Cox

  • E-Cigarette Policy Context in the UK and Europe
  • Martin Dockrell

  • E-Cigarette Policy Research: An Example - Professor
  • Amanda Amos

  • Discussion
Room C

Stand up to Cancer’s Fight Against Tobacco in Belgium: Learning Points for Other Countries

Chair: Wendy Yared
Speaker: Hedwig Verhaegen

Room D

Young people and tobacco consumption

Chairs: Florin Mihaltan & Niels Them Kjaer

  • European cooperation for an ENSP Youth Tobacco Control Network
  • Jan Peloza

  • Could tobacco control policies reduce socioeconomic inequalities in youth smoking? Results from the SILNE-R project
  • Anton Kunst

  • US-Europe knowledge transfer - CTFK’s work in the US mobilizing youth
  • Joshua Abrams

  • Tobacco ads promotion to children at the point of sale in Georgia
  • George Bakhturidze

  • Teachers against Tobacco for a Smoke free Sweden in 2025
  • Ingrid Talu

Friday - March 24

08:30 - 10:00

Oral Communications

Room A

Tobacco Control II

  • Impacts of minimum age of tobacco sales laws on youth smoking in Canada, 2000-2014
  • Mobilizing public opinion for a Tobacco Endgame strategy – possibilities and obstacles
  • Tobacco policy in Switzerland – a juggling act between big tobacco and the World Health Organization?
  • Determinants of support for tobacco control measures in the Netherlands: the role of ideology and ideas about government
  • Tobacco non-lung associated diseases: the case of cervical cancer
  • Smoking intensity and dental caries severity in Indonesian men
  • Avoidable cancer cases in the nordic countries – the impact of tobacco smoking
  • Smoking cessation during cancer treatment – attitudes of the doctors and patients
  • Lung cancer screening and smoking cessation: the latest developments
Room B

Economics and Legislation II

  • What is happening to tobacco prices in europe?
  • Tobacco free pension funds
  • Understanding the impact of cigarette taxation in tiered market thorugh a theoretical model and empirical analysis of panel data
  • Tobacco, Finance and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • “It’s a very grey area�?: how retailers are being encouraged to promote tobacco in a dark retail market
  • An Exploration of Electronic Cigarette Shops and Users in the East Midlands, UK
  • The blue company program: a methodology for promoting tobacco free workplaces
  • Secondhand smoke exposure at homes with children: environmental nicotine assessment
  • First Steps 2 Smoke-Free (FS2SF): Using air-quality feedback to facilitate smoke-free homes
  • The Criminal Law Solution to the Tobacco Pandemic: Principles and Practice
Room C

Cessation I

  • Computer tailored eHealth to help smokers to quit smoking
  • Harm reduction strategies 1980s-2020s in Finland
  • Barriers and facilitators for smoking cessation among adults from multi-problem households: a qualitative study
  • Quit rates and dependence levels in groups of Swedish daily smokers with respectively without uptake of daily snus use
  • Is a computer-tailored e-learning program for practice nurses effective in improving their smoking cessation guideline adherence in primary care?
  • Exploring determinants of practice nurses’ adherence to evidence-based smoking cessation guidelines in general practice
  • Tailoring smoking cessation services to smokers' perceived needs in ukraine
  • STOP! You are worth it
  • Effectiveness of smoking cessation training in armenia
  • Tobacco Addiction – Quitting Smoking through Systems Approach Psychology
Room D


  • Mass Media and Tobacco in Bangladesh: An investigation on the role of mass media in the light of tobacco control
  • Video-based tobacco prevention - school workshops in times of youtube
  • Comparison of different vehicle's emissions and cigarette smoke: real time experiments and movie shows for antismoking educational purpose
  • Assessing the effectiveness of a tobacco use prevention programme based on the school curriculum
  • Smoking in french movies: impact on youth and policy options
  • A randomised controlled trial (RCT) evaluation of the ‘Dead Cool’ smoking prevention programme in schools
  • Can TV Mass Media Campaigns Lead to Changes in Smoking Behaviour in Scotland? A Structural Vector Autoregression Analysis
  • A “virtual reality experience�? to shape the awareness of young people on tobacco products advertising.
  • The DO-IT project: Optimizing the implementation of the Tobacco dependence guideline using e-health applications
10:00 - 10:30

Coffee-Break & Poster Presentation

10:30 - 12:00

Plenary Session:
Rising worlds: products, prevention and cessation

Allison Cox, Esteve Fernandez, Ehsan Latif & Kari Paaso

12:15 - 13:00

Satellite Symposium: Treatment of Tobacco Dependence - From Policy to Action

13:15 - 14:30


Building European networks on law and tobacco

Chair: Ingrid Stenstadvold-Ross

  • TBA
  • Oxana Domenti

  • The role of legislation in tobacco control - Experience from Finland
  • Meri Paavola

  • Legal scholarship in the field of tobacco control in Europe
  • Marie Elske Gispen

  • Ways of achieving legal knowledge in tobacco control
  • Deborah Arnott, Anca Toma Friedlaender & Marianne Hammer

14:30 - 15:30

Parallel Sessions

Room A

Combating tobacco industry interference: policy and advocacy strategies

Chair: Anca Toma Friedlaender

  • The Policy Dystopia Model: Tobacco industry strategies to influence public policy
  • Jennifer Hatchard

  • Lithuanian public institutions consensus position on tobacco industry interference
  • TBA

  • Exposing tobacco industry tactics: strategies and case studies
  • Joshua Abrams

Room B

Implementing WHO-FCTC art.14: Time to prioritise tobacco dependence and treatment

Chair: Panagiotis Behrakis & Krzysztof Przewozniak

  • Setting the WHO context for FCTC Article 14
  • Dongbo Fu

  • Global perspective on FCTC Article 14
  • Katie Kemper

  • Why is Tobacco Treatment is a priority
  • Emma Croghan

  • Smokers' Visits to Health Care Providers, and Likelihood of Receiving Advice to Quit Across 20 Countries of the ITC Project
  • Geoffrey Fong

  • Experiences from co-operation between Finland and Kyrgyzstan in developing tobacco cessation in Central Asia
  • Patrick Sandstrom

  • European Tobacco Dependence Treatment Guidelines, including for priority groups
  • Constantine Vardavas

Room C

Impact of economic crises and migration crises on smoking

Chair: Hein de Vries

  • How did the economic recession that started in 2007 affect tobacco use? A systematic realist literature review
  • Karin Hummel

  • Mechanisms explaining how unemployment affects smoking cessation during an economic recession. Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Netherlands Survey
  • Gera Nagelhout

  • Migrant status and tobacco smoking trajectories during the perinatal periods with data from the Elfe French cohort study
  • Fabienne el Khoury

Room D

The role of medical societies and patient organizations in tobacco control capacity building

Chair: Elif Dagli

  • New partnerships: the ERS/ALAT Latin-American Working Group on Tobacco Control
  • Sofia Ravara

  • Innovative tobacco control in Europe: Smokehaz and other ERS advocacy projects
  • Paraskevi Katsaounou

  • Why it is important and what is needed to engage patients and the public in tobacco control and health advocacy?
  • Dan Smyth

15:45 - 16:45

Parallel Sessions

Room A

Corporate influence in health policy making: strategies used by tobacco and alcohol industries

Chair: Marc Willemsen

  • Setting the rules of the game: Tobacco industry political involvement in the Dutch interpretation of FCTC Article 5.3
  • Jessamina Lie

  • Controlling Corporate Influence in Health Policy Making? An Assessment of the Implementation of Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
  • Gary Fooks

  • Corporate Social Responsibly by the Alcohol Industry: Partner or Foe?
  • Wim van Dalen

  • One unhealthy commodities industry? Policy implications of links across alcohol, tobacco and ultra-processed food companies
  • Jeff Collin

  • Discussion
Room B

Role of media in strengthening TC policies

  • Social media advocacy promoting tobacco free policies in Ukraine
  • Oksana Totovytska

  • Communication strategies to encourage enforcement in Russia
  • Olga Knorre & Irina Morozova

  • Media war: TI interference with TAPS ban in Bulgaria
  • Gergana Geshanova

  • Media campaign against water pipe smoking in Turkey
  • Tuba Durgut

Room C

How to build and spread your tobacco-free future scenario. The Dutch and UK story.

  • Strategy on how CRUK stimulated initial thinking about long-range ambitions, and strategies to achieve a tobacco free future by commissioning a report and supporting dialogue to analyse the application of “End Game�? thinking to the UK
  • Alison Cox

  • The strategy of the Netherlands, where through building a strong Alliance from partners working together on one strategy “Towards a Smoke Free Generation�?
  • Dewi Segaar

  • The strategy of the Netherlands, where through building a strong Alliance from partners working together on one strategy “Towards a Smoke Free Generation�?
  • Laura Houtenbos

  • The report that provides a blue-print for the UK government mid-term tobacco control strategy that includes a tobacco free UK ambition and interim targets
  • Deborah Arnott

16:45 - 17:15

Coffee-Break & Poster Presentation

17:15 - 18:45

Parallel Sessions

Room A

The consequences of Brexit for tobacco control

Florence Berteletti & Luk Joosens

Room B

Scientific evidence to inform policy makers: The potential of the ITC (International Tobacco Control) Policy Evaluation Project to inform and accelerate tobacco control action in Europe

Chair: Constantine Vardavas

  • Introduction
  • Constantine Vardavas

  • Using Evidence to Strengthen Tobacco Control Policies: Examples from the ITC Project
  • Geoffrey Fong

  • Early findings from Australia on standardised tobacco packaging: ITC Australia and UK data comparison
  • Timea Partos

  • Using data from the ITC project to evaluate the impact and to refute side-effects of smoke-free legislation in Germany
  • Ute Mons

  • Getting tobacco control on the political agenda in the Netherlands: importance of evidence from the ITC project
  • Marc Willemsen

  • Discussion
Room C

Trade and Investment Agreement and Tobacco

Chair: Emma Woodford

  • Tobacco industry litigation and regulatory chill
  • Ben Hawkins

  • How tobacco industry actors seek to shape trade and investment agreements
  • Gary Fooks

  • Assessing the effectiveness and consequences of a tobacco carve-out
  • Laura Graen

  • Discussion

Saturday - March 25

08:30 - 10:00

Oral Communications

Room A

Cessation II

  • Online Smoking Cessation – a new approach to an old habit
  • Provision of smoking cessation care in a psychiatric setting in Ireland
  • Smokers’ views and preferences regarding personal carbon monoxide monitors linked to smartphone apps - an interview and think aloud study
  • Does inclusion of craving management tools increase effectiveness of a stop smoking app at 6-month follow-up? Results from bupaquit trial
  • Assessing the adaptation and implementation fidelity of an Online Tobacco Cessation Training Program in three Latin American countries
  • Salutogenesis and the sense of coherence as a framework of a web-assisted tobacco cessation intervention to increment smokers’ health literacy
  • The cost-effectiveness of internet-based interventions for smoking cessation in the Netherlands. An analysis based on the EQUIPT ROI model
  • How to measure smoking cessation; is there consensus? A Delphi study
  • Understanding the stakeholders’ intention to use model-based economic evaluations: an EQUIPT study
  • Challenges for smoking cessation interventions in Primary Care
  • Primary healthcare physicians’ practice and confidence in smoking cessation: a cross-sectional study in Armenia
Room B

Others Diseases

  • Smoking abstinence after an Acute Coronary Syndrome: A longitudinal study
  • Tabaco e disfunção sexual feminina – onde há fumo não há fogo?
  • How illegal Swedish snus ends up as Finnish youngsters’ health hazard?
  • Burden of disease form second-hand smoke: a review
  • Health effects associated with exposure to second-hand smoke
  • Smoking cessation at 6 to 12 months after myocardial infarction: a cross-sectional study in Armenia
  • Arteries under pressure: the effect of tobacco consumption in systolic and diastolic blood pressure
  • Compliance with smoke-free standards in the national tuberculosis control center (NTCC), Armenia
  • Simple procedure to identify smoker and offer NRT the first hours of a hospital stay
  • High sensitive c-reactive protein (hs-crp) and lipid profile in smokers and smokeless tobacco users
Room C

Novel tobacco products

  • Cotinine is a potent unrecognized developmental toxin
  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s an ENDS. Novel tobacco products under the FCTC
  • E-cigarettes- the need to broaden the debate
  • Symptoms reported by electronic-cigarettes users in social media
  • Attitudes of serbian adults toward e-cigerette use and reasons for trying
  • Exposure to secondhand aerosol produced by electronic cigarettes: a systematic review
  • Who smokes menthol and slim cigarettes in Poland - a giant in their production?
  • Psychosocial well-being predicts frequency of waterpipe use in adolescents
  • Can public health reconcile profits and pandemics? An analysis of attitudes to commercial sector engagment in health policy and research
  • Classification of Smoking Status of University Students Using J48 Algorithm
Room D

Epidemiology II

  • Towards 'child-proof' tobacco control
  • Demographic ageing and the evolution of smoking-attributable mortality: the example of Germany
  • Is there difference between gender in E-cigarette initiation and tobacco use in Parisian teenagers?
  • How do medical students start smoking: the first follow-up of a cohort started in a medical school, izmir, turkey
  • The social patterning of smoking in Portugal: 2005-2014
  • Change of secondhand smoke and its sociodemographic patterning : portugal, 2005-2014
  • The Effects Of Smoking During Pregnancy On The Intellectual Development Of The Child
  • Smoking Cessation in pregnancy: how to take proper action?
  • The relationship between prenatal maternal smoking to psychological and neurodevelopmental problems in children
10:00 - 10:30

Coffee-Break & Poster Presentation

10:30 - 12:00

Plenary Session:
Defining boundaries: FCTC

Florence Berteletti, Angel Lopez, Wanda de Kanter & Anna-Eva Ampelas

12:15 - 13:15

Closing Session

Organized by:

Health Program - European Union
Association of European Cancer Leagues
Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro

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