Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

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
(Livery Hall)

10.05 Presentation - World Health Organization
(Livery Hall)
Dr. Vera Luiza de Costa e Silva, Director of Tobacco Free Initiative, WHO

10:15 Presentation - Department of Health
(Livery Hall)
Caroline Flint, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Public Health)

10:25 Presentation - Health Professional's Perspective
(Livery Hall)
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
(Livery Hall)

Refreshments (Reception Gallery)

11:30 Close