9:00 h REGISTRATION
9:30 h WELCOME TO THE PARTICIPANTS
Boi Ruiz, Minister of Health, Government of Catalonia
Josep Maria Vila, President of ICO
Armando Peruga, TFI Pro gramme Manager, WHO
Esteve Fernandez, Chair of the Sympo sium, ICO.
OPENING CONFERENCE: “Tackling tobacco in the WHO FCTC era: smoke-free legislation and other tobacco control measures in Europe” by Kristina Mauer-Stender; Programme Manager, Tobacco Control Programme, WHO Regional Office for Europe.
10:30 h 1st TABLE: “The Spanish smoke-free legislation: a long but successful trip”. Chair: Joan R. Villalbí, Public Health Agency of Barcelona; Tobacco Advisory Board, Department of Health, Government of Catalonia
“How Spaniards forced the change of the partial smoking ban” by Joseba Zabala, Citizen’s initiative “Por que nosotros no?”; Action Plan on Drugs, City of Vitoria-Gasteiz
“Evidence-based failure of the partial smoking ban: contributions of scientists” by Maria J. López, Public Health Agency of Barcelona
“Contributions of the public health administrations to the change of the partial smoking ban” by Esteve Saltó, Public Health Agency of Catalonia
12:00 h 2nd TABLE: “Dealing with the ‘Spanish model’ globally”. Chair: Antonella Cardone, Global Smokefree Partnership
“The Spanish law -a model for Europe?” by Nick Schneider, Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network
“Diffusion of the ‘Spanish model’ in the Americas” by Ernesto Sebrie, Roswell Park Institute
“The ‘Spanish model’: a worldwide threaten for article 8 of the WHO FCTC” by Laura Salgado, Framework Convention Alliance
Informal lunch and networking
14:00 h 3rd TABLE: “Smoke-free bans and other tobacco control measures”. Chair: Francisco R. Lozano, Spanish National Committee for Smoking Prevention
“The Spanish tobacco tax loopholes and their consequences” by Ángel López-Nicolás, Technical University of Cartagena
“The PPACTE survey on the economic aspects of smoking in Europe” by Silvano Gallus, “Mario Negri” Institute for Pharmacological Research
“ENSP actions and support for a Smoke Free Europe” by Cornel Radu-Loghin, European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Control
15:00 h 4th TABLE: “Lights and shadows on the implementation of smoke-free legislation” . Chair: Mónica Pérez-Ríos, University of Santiago de Compostela.
“Success, difficulties and challenges of smoke-free bans: the Polish example” by Krzysztof Przewozniak, WHO Collaborative Center for Tobacco Control, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Cancer Center
“Regression of smoking bans: the case of The Netherlands” by Lies van Gennip, STIVORO- Dutch Centre for Tobacco Control
“Does the model of comprehensive smoke-free ban matter? by Luke Clancy, TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland
16:30 h SUMMARY CONCLUSIONS
17:00 h CLOSING CONFERENCE: “The ‘Spanish model’: lessons learned on tobacco industry interference and what to do about it” by Armando Peruga, Coordinator, Tobacco Free Initiative, World Health Organization
17:45 h CLOSING REMARKS by Candela Calle, General Director of ICO; Esteve Fernandez, Chair of the Symposium.