The forum is a discussion and networking platform designated to facilitate exchange of ideas among
health practitioners, policy makers, academics, consumers, advocates and media from across Africa.
The theme for this year’s event is: Safer Alternatives: A gateway to a smoke-free Africa.
The forum is timely, we are hopeful that it will will spark a conversation on why African countries have little to no available smoking cessation services, which beg the question; can the continent be 100% smoke-free in our lifetime? As the rest of the world continues to reap the benefits of safer alternatives, most smokers in developing countries haven’t got the slightest idea of what these products are or if they even exist.
Some of the confirmed speakers are Dr. Delon Human, Professor Solomon Rataeman, Gregory Conley and Dr. Frasalinos Konstantinos. The forum will also host the distinguished Professor Harry Shapiro and Tomasz Jerzynski of Knowledge-Action-Change (KAC) as they launch their briefing paper on tobacco harm-reduction and human rights.