KSSCP participated in virtual WHO FCTC meeting


🌐 **[Kuwait Society for Smoking and Cancer Prevention](Your Website URL)** proudly participated in the recently held Inter-Country Meeting on Strengthening Parties’ Capacity for Implementing Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC from 26th to 28th February 2024.

🚭 This virtual forum brought together regional and international experts, country representatives, NGOs, journalists, and regulatory authorities to delve into critical issues surrounding tobacco control.

📋 **Key Objectives:**

– Advancing understanding of tobacco industry tactics to influence government decisions.
– Addressing challenges in implementing Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC.
– Identifying the roles of NGOs, media, and journalists in monitoring tobacco industry activities.
– Charting next steps for effective implementation of Article 5.3.

🤝 **Our Contribution:**

Representing the NGO sector focusing on tobacco control, we actively engaged in discussions, sharing insights, experiences, and our action plan with WHO and other stakeholders.


🔍 **Highlights:**

– Presentation of findings from the EMR Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2023.
– Robust discussions on countering misinformation propagated by the tobacco industry.
– Recognizing the pivotal role of NGOs, media, and journalists in bolstering tobacco control efforts.

📌 **Next Steps:**

We are committed to collaborating with WHO and national authorities to drive forward effective tobacco control strategies, ensuring the protection of public health.

🌱 **Together Towards a Tobacco-Free Future:**

Our participation underscores our dedication to combating the tobacco epidemic, advocating for healthier communities, and contributing to global efforts for a smoke-free world.

Stay tuned for more updates on our ongoing initiatives and collaborative endeavors in tobacco control!

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