According to data from the Danish Health Authority, the proportion of Danes who smoke has increased for the firstAccording to data from the Danish Health Authority, the proportion of Danes who smoke has increased for the firsttime in 20 years (SST, 2018). The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) have stipulateda series of proposed interventions for national implementation, which other countries have effectively implemented.
The award-winning public health advocate Judith Mackay will present an overview of global evidence for tobaccocontrol policies. Mackay is a British-born and Hong Kong–based medical doctor andinternational tobacco control advocate who has led a campaign against tobacco in Asiafrom 1984 onwards, campaigning for tax increases to discourage youth smoking, for thecreation of smoke-free areas, and against tobacco promotion. She is a Senior PolicyAdvisor to the World Health Organization and has published more than 240 papers andspoken at 550 conferences on public health, especially tobacco control, and serves asadvisor or on the board of many international health organisations.
Following a 40-minute presentation by Mackay on “The role of Denmark in the GlobalTobacco Epidemic”, there will be time to discuss the use of international experiences on effectively implementingtobacco control in Denmark, and how to motivate politicians and stakeholders in the fight against smoking.