With 2015 marking the 10th anniversary of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Ash Scotland (Action on Smoking and Health, Scotland) hosted the “Towards a generation free from tobacco: turning the vision into reality” conference on 18 and 19 June 2015 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Health advocates from the UK, Europe and further, met and mapped out the journey to a society free from the harm caused by tobacco.
With inspiration from Europe, North America and South East Asia, this conference celebrated the success of public health in mobilising public support to adopt healthy smoke-free lifestyles and drew on the knowledge and experience of tobacco control advocates to plot a confident course to a generation free from tobacco.
A TFG workshop and a parallel session presentation by Prof Jon Berrick Assoc Prof Dr Koong Heng Nung and Dr Ho Gay Hui were well received by several of the Scottish tobacco control leaders and others from the neighbouring European countries. It was cited again at the first plenary session and at the closing discourse.
TFG continues to grow good young TFG faculties at this meeting. We have successfully nurtured more Scottish youths to be part of the TFG team and to be advocates in their country.
Post-conference communications materials can be found HERE.