Date: Tuesday September 28, 9:00 – 10:30 EST
Tobacco poses risks to children’s survival, health and development. Protecting children from tobacco smoke is essential to help them to survive and thrive. Children exposed to tobacco smoke are at an increased risk of a range of diseases and are more likely to take up smoking themselves. Enabling children to grow up free from the dangers of tobacco exposure is a key aspect of providing clean, safe and secure environments. Comprehensive smoke-free policies positively impact child health and development.
This webinar convened by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the International Pediatric Association probes further into the Thematic Brief Tobacco control for children’s health and development and provides examples of how comprehensive smoke-free policies positively impact child health and development.
This webinar will summarize the health risks that tobacco poses to children, particularly to infants and young children, and the strong protective effect of tobacco control measures. It will provide an overview of World Health Organization’s package of proven effective measures, MPOWER, and include examples of how countries are taking action to create smoke-free environments.
Registration link forthcoming.