01 May 2015
The 17th World
Conference on Tobacco or Health will be held in Cape Town in March 2018 with an
economic impact of R42 million.
A study has shown that the use
of tobacco accounts for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths, causing 87
percent of lung cancer deaths in men and 70 percent of lung cancer deaths in
Head of Cape Town and Western
Cape Convention Bureau Corne Koch said this conference will have a great impact
on the continent.
Koch added that the particular conference is a
world’s largest gathering of tobacco control focusing on the world and the target
of more than 3000 delegates across a range of disciplines including medical,
legal, governmental and economic sectors all involved in policy development for
tobacco control that will attend this congress in 2018.
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