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4th European Conference "Tobacco or Health" 2007, Congress Center Basel - Invitation to Press Conference on October 11, 2007 at 10:30 am

Basel (ots) - Notable experts from all over the world will discuss a smoke-free Europe at the 4th European Conference "Tobacco or Health" (ECToH 07), which will take place October 11-13, 2007 at the Congress Center Basel. Among the delegates will be Rimvydas Tur_inskas (Minister of Health, Lithuania), Dagfinn Høybråten (former Minister of Health, Norway), Daniela Galeone (Minister of Health, Italy), Thea Emmerling (European Union Health Commission) as well as Thomas Zeltner (Director, Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland). You are cordially invited to the press conference for ECToH 07, which will take place on October 11, 2007 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am at the Congress Center Basel. The press conference will be held in German, French and English (simultaneous interpretation). Press conference program: - Welcome and Introduction Prof. Dr. Thomas Cerny, President, Swiss Cancer League - European collaboration still necessary for effective tobacco control Cora Honing, President, Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) - The tobacco control scale. Ranking and comparison of tobacco control policy in 30 European countries (2005-2007) Luk Joossens, tobacco control expert, ECL, Belgium. - Smoke-free society. An overview of the developments in Europe. Thea Emmerling, Deputy Head, European Union Health Commission. - Smoking prevention in Switzerland Prof. Dr. Thomas Zeltner, Director, Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland. - Question and Answer Period for Journalists - Closing Address Prof. Dr. Thomas Cerny, President, Swiss Cancer League - End of press conference The opportunity for individual interviews with the speakers will be given following the conference and by arrangement. We would be happy to organize an appointment for you. Accreditation for the press conference can be accessed directly at In addition, this website contains all relevant information (program, fact sheets, press releases, photos, etc.) in German, French, Italian and English. ots Originaltext: Krebsliga Schweiz Internet: Contact: Silvia Thommen Media Officer ECToH 07 Phone: +41/31/389'93'26 E-Mail:

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