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  • The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the largest assembly of activists, policy makers, researchers and community advocates on lung health. Tobacco control is one of the major fields covered by the conference. The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health was held from 24 to 27 October 2018 ... [read more]
  • The Call-to-Action video created in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages and shared via social media, contains a request to the general public to inform CCT about tobacco industry activities and interference in public health policies and actions.
  • The official launch of the Call-to-Action video produced by the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT) was held on 29th July 2018 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo in parallel to the 131st Anniversary Annual International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. The launch was done by Dr. Palitha... [read more]
  • National No Tobacco Day Celebrations in Sri Lanka were held on 07th June 2018 at Water’s Edge, Battaramulla. The event was organized by the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA), Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine and the World Health organization country office. This y... [read more]
  • World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 31st of May in every year as the “World No Tobacco Day” (WNTD) in order focus on the adverse effects of tobacco. This day highlights the health and other risks of tobacco use, and importance of effective policies in order to reduce tobacco consumption. T... [read more]