The Africa tobacco harm reduction forum (ATHRF) brings together key stakeholders involved in efforts to curb conventional cigarette smoking in Africa. The platform draws together stakeholders from governments, civil society, International organizations, legislators, media, academia and national campaigners to take stock of the current state of play on cigarette smoking in Africa as well as progress made through global, regional and country level initiatives.
The forum seeks to also act as a platform to articulate problems, propose solutions and explore opportunities for collaboration and common action. This year’s forum is being organized under the theme: Safer Alternatives: A gateway to a smoke-free Africa?
This year’s forum is being co-convened by Campaign for Safer Alternatives; a pan-African organization that advocates for tailor-made solutions to end smoking in the region. It will be an interactive forum for stakeholders to engage each other and deliberate on Africa specific policy progress, challenges and solutions in curbing smoking in the region as well as emerging technologies and products that aid in quitting cigarettes.
Topics that will be covered at the event are;
- How Tobacco Harm Reduction can prevent tobacco-related disease and premature death in Africa
- Mental Health Aspects of THR: Opportunities and Risks in Africa
- Why Africa is lagging behind in harm reduction
- The Role of Oral Nicotine Pouches in Smoking Cessation and Substitution
The forum will see the launching of a new survey report on oral nicotine use in Kenya, which was done by IPSOS. Click the link below to register and attend the FREE event.