The tobacco endgame concept suggests moving toward a tobacco-free future in which commercial tobacco products would be phased out or their use and availability significantly restricted, with smoking rates below 5%. Many of the traditional tobacco control measures (prevent initiation, promote cessation and protect against exposure to secondhand smoke) effective in reducing smoking rates may not be sufficient in reaching the goal of tobacco endgame. Moreover, in the last year the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the planetary health, including local and global tobacco control. Beyond the relationship under investigation between tobacco and COVID-19 incidence and progression, the pandemic has been another opportunity for tobacco industry interference at different levels.
The aim of this Symposium is to debate about the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for tobacco control policies and the tobacco endgame in the current social and political context.
The language of the Symposium will be English.
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The Symposium is funded by Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) through grants from the Secretariat of Universities and Research, Ministry of Enterprise and Knowledge, Government of Catalonia (grant 2017SGR319) and by CIBER of Respiratory Diseases, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Government of Spain (grant CB19/06/00004).