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From: National coordinator <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Invitation 3rd WATCH : World Assembly On Tobacco Counters Health
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 01:16:36 +05-30
You will be happy to know that the 3rd WATCH-2004 is scheduled to be held >from 07th-11th March, 2004 at Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Delhi, India.
Major Sponsors of the 3rd Watch i.e. WHO, IASLC, WHF, INWAT, CASH ESMO and its major supporters from 85 countries as seen in the Center Spread are going to ensure that we have a very successful and satisfying meeting.
The theme of the conference will be to make an exhaustive evaluation of the tobacco induced problems especially at the following fronts:
Realizing the true burden: - Statistics from a country like England where health cost are a state responsibility show that Tobacco is the single most common cause of premature death. (120,000 out of 56.2 million Britons die every year due to tobacco related diseases).
Extrapolating these figures to work a global burden we have at hand a burden of 13 million tobacco-induced deaths instead of 4.9 million. Further accepting the fact that health status of more than 4.5 billion people is twice worse than that in the 1st World we are faced with an approximate burden of 25 million deaths a year, which we thought, would be true only in 2030.
Role of Awareness and Prevention: - Evidence is also emerging that educational levels and awareness does not play an effective role in curbing the use of tobacco. For example at the highest level of education in Japan 57 % males and 37 % females - school and college going student who are 18 yrs old- do smoke. Hence alternate tools to public education and increased awareness of the ill effects of tobacco must be developed for an effective tobacco prevention or cessation program.
Industrial Onslaught: -Tobacco cultivation yields maximal profits with limited layout. It is thus financially unviable for the industry to initiate any action that leads to a reduction in production or utilization of Tobacco especially when it is so easily possible to dump it from now relatively tobacco free 1st World to the 3rd World countries.
We welcome you and your colleagues to the 3rd WATCH-2004 to help plan effective strategies, which will lay the first and final foundation stones for heralding a tobacco free future for our progeny.
We invite you to join us in our efforts to develop a "Terra Firma sans Nicotinica".
You may kindly visit the website at http://watch2004.healthfoundationindia.org
and apply for registration.
TRAVEL also as a Tourist :
If you are interested in making this opportunity to India also as a tourist kindly let us know at the time of registration.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY :
'WATCH' Besides being a melting pot of the knowledge-holders, this meet also provide an excellent opportunity for the business houses engaged and related to Medicine-World to display their products and services to the best known minds of the world..
In case you wish to display your products and Services or want your brochures to be distributed along with 'Conference Kit' offered at the MEET you may kindly contact me for the rates and terms and conditions for participating as exhibitor.
You may also promote your activity by sponsoring 'Lunches', 'Breakfast' (to the delegates) and 'Sessions' etc. for more info and price let us know, I shall be pleased to offer you all the assistance possible.
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