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Motion on the 17 World conferences on Tobacco or Health

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes that South Africa will co-host the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health from 7 to 9 March 2018 in Cape Town;
2) further notes that the conference will be held under the theme 'Uniting the World for a Tobacco-free Generation' and will be the first to be hosted in Africa;
3) hopes that South Africa hosting the conference will assist in creating awareness and education on the harmful effects of tobacco use, and the need to intensify tobacco control measures;
4) recognises that the conference calls for committed action, and provides a platform for governments, civil-society organisations, United Nations agencies, international organisations, health workers and other stakeholders to discuss, share knowledge and experiences, particularly regarding to youth and women who are exposed to tobacco use;
5) believes that the conference outcomes will assist a great deal in campaigns and strengthen movements dealing with harmful effects of tobacco, as well as encourages South Africans in particular to live a healthy lifestyle; and
6) wishes the conference organisers and participants a successful conference.

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