World No Tobacco Day Regional Webinar: Tobacco, a threat to our planet

World No Tobacco Day Regional Webinar: Tobacco, a threat to our planet
webinar banner for the regional world no tobacco day event

In line with 2022 World No Tobacco Day: Poisoning our Planet, PAHO will be hosting the Regional Webinar, Tobacco, a threat to our planet,, on June 1, 2022 at 12:00pm EDT.

How to participate

  • WEBINAR: Regional Webinar: Tobacco, a threat to our environment
  • DATE: June 1, 2022
  • TIME: from 12:00PM until 1:30PM EDT, Washington DC time
  • LANGUAGES: Spanish and English interpretation

 

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Purpose: 

To show the harmful impact the tobacco industry has on the environment, discuss greenwashing strategies used by the Tobacco Industry, investigate the cost of tobacco waste and explore the relationship between the implementation of the FCTC and the protection of the environment

Audience: 

  • Government focal points
  • PAHO Partners
  • General public

Agenda

  • Welcome/Agenda
    • Julia Perry Consultant Tobacco Control Team (PAHO)
  • Opening Remarks 
    • Dr. Anselm Hennis, Director, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (PAHO)
  • World No Tobacco Day 2022 - World No Tobacco Day 2022 Award - Winners in the Region - Moderator - Adriana Bacelar, Specialist Tobacco Surveillance (PAHO)
  • Panel of Specialists - Moderator: Rosa Sandoval, Regional Advisor Tobacco Control (PAHO)
    • Greenwashing strategies of the Tobacco Industry
      • Mr. Andrew Rowell, Research Fellow at the University of Bath and director of the Tobacco Tactics team at the Tobacco Control Research Group
    • Costs of Tobacco Waste
      • Dr. Thomas Novotny, Professor Emeritus Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Public Health.
  • Closing Remarks
    • Rosa Sandoval, Regional Advisor Tobacco Control (PAHO)

 

Time correspondence

  • 9:00AM – Los Angeles, Vancouver
  • 10:00AM – Belmopan, Guatemala City, Managua, San José (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 11:00AM – Bogota, Mexico City, Panama City, Kingston, Lima, Quito
  • 12:00PM – Asunción, Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, La Havana, La Paz, Nassau, Ottawa, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain, San Juan, Santiago, Santo Domingo, Washington DC 
  • 1:00PM –  Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Paramaribo
  • 6:00PM – Geneva, Madrid

(click here for additional time zones not listed)

About World No Tobacco Day 2022

The harmful impact of the tobacco industry on the environment is vast and growing adding unnecessary pressure to our planet’s already scarce resources and fragile ecosystems. Tobacco kills over 8 million people every year and destroys our environment, further harming human health, through cultivation, production, distribution, consumption, and post-consumer waste.

Learn more about the impact of the tobacco industry on the planet, how it hides it, and what can be done to make the tobacco industry accountable for the environmental destruction. Visit the campaign page at

World No Tobacco Day campaign

World No Tobacco Day poster

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