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WCTOH 2015 kicks off in Abu Dhabi

The largest international gathering of tobacco control advocates, policy makers, researchers, public health and clinical experts, the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health runs from 17 to 21 March, 2015, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC).

WCTOH 2015 kicks off in Abu Dhabi
(From L-R) Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Head of Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), Jordanian Princess Dina Mired, Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Zeinab Badawi, television and radio journalist , Surgeon General Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H Murthy, Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Director of Public Health at The Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) take part in a panel discussion during the official opening of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi, on March 17, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
WCTOH 2015 kicks off in Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al-Nahyan, UEA's minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, speaks during the official opening press conference of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi, on March 17, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
WCTOH 2015 kicks off in Abu Dhabi
World Health Organization's Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Ala Alwan, delivers a speech during the official opening of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi, on March 17, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
WCTOH 2015 kicks off in Abu Dhabi
Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Director General of Jordan's King Hussein Cancer Foundation, delivers a speech during the official opening press conference of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi, on March 17, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
WCTOH 2015 kicks off in Abu Dhabi
Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Director General of Jordan's King Hussein Cancer Foundation (C), sits next to Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al-Nahyan (R), UEA's minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, during the official opening press conference of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi, on March 17, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
WCTOH 2015 kicks off in Abu Dhabi
Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Director General of Jordan's King Hussein Cancer Foundation (C), sits next to Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al-Nahyan (R), UEA's minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, during the official opening press conference of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi, on March 17, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
WCTOH 2015 kicks off in Abu Dhabi
Princess Dina Mired of Jordan (R), Director General of Jordan's King Hussein Cancer Foundation, and Farida al-Hosani, Director of Public Health Authority in Abu Dhabi, listen to Dr. Edouard Tursan dEspaignet during the official opening of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health at Abu Dhabi, on March 17, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)