World No Tobacco Day 2005 - Global launch
Tuesday 31 May 2005 9:30am – 11:30am
Haberdasher’s Hall, West Smithfields, London EC1A 9HQ, United Kingdom
This year the global launch for World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)will be taking place in London, hosted by the Department of Health.
A short event in the morning will see the presentations of different personalities and a panel discussion open for the press. On 31 May, from 16:00 (GMT), there will be a webcast of the launch ceremony and a guided tour of an NHS cessation facility.
10:00 Welcome and introduction
10.05 Presentation - World Health Organization
Dr. Vera Luiza de Costa e Silva, Director of Tobacco Free Initiative, WHO
10:15 Presentation - Department of Health
Caroline Flint, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Public Health)
10:25 Presentation - Health Professional's Perspective
Andy McEwan, Cancer Research UK
10:35 Panel discussion.
Chair: Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer
Panel: Professor Carol Black (President, RCP)
Professor Vivienne Nathanson (Head of Science & Ethics, BMA)
Dr. John Renshaw (Chairman, BDA)
Jennifer Percival (Tobacco Education Project Manager, RCN)
Professor Peter Hajek (St. Barts & the London School of Medicine and Dentistry)
11:10 Press conference and Panel, health professionals and successful quitters
Refreshments (Reception Gallery)