ECL has the permanent responsibility of organising the European Conferences on Tobacco or Health (ECToH), which take place every two to three years and hosted by an ECL member in Europe


7th ECToH (Conference on Tobacco or Health) in Oporto, Portugal, 23-25 March 2017


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ECToH Young Professional Award

The ECToH Young Professional Award is to recognize and support newer careerist professionals that have advanced tobacco control in areas of research, advocacy, policy and practice.

The award is to be granted to participants judged on the quality of the abstracts and their CVs submitted to the conference.

The 2017  winners are:

1st Prize: Gera Nagelhout, from the Netherlands

2nd Prize: Jan Peloza, from Slovenia

3rd Prize: Ute Mons, from Germany

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Prof. Veloso from the Portuguese Cancer League, ECL President Sakari Karjalainen, Gera Nagelhout 1st Prize & Jan Peloza 2nd Prize


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Gera Nagelhout 1st Prize & Ute Mons 3rd Prize



New Tobacco Control Scale

Porto - Portugal, March 23 2017: The new Tobacco Control Scale was launched at the 7th European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) 

A new ranking report describes the results of a survey of tobacco control activity in 35 European countries in 2016. The tobacco control scale quantifies the implementation of tobacco control policies at country level, and is based on six policies described by the World Bank, which they say should be prioritised in a comprehensive tobacco control programme.
The new ranking was presented at the 7th European Conference on Tobacco or Health ( in Porto by Luk Joossens of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL). Countries spend less than 2 Euros per capita on tobacco control.
The full report can be downloaded here  and at

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ECToH Young Professional Award



About the previous ECToHs:

6th ECToH: the 6th European Conference on Tobacco or Health took  place in 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey.

It was hosted by the Turkish Association for Cancer Research and Control, in collaboration with the National Coalition Against Smoking of Turkey.

The 6th ECToH was a great success and drew 500 participants from all over Europe and beyond.  See the excellent programme here.

A highlight of the Conference is the Tobacco Control Scale 2013 ranking how countries are doing in the progress against tobacco, by Luk Joossens and Martin Raw, which can be downloaded here.

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Please note that we will not make the presentations available, but invite you to contact the speakers directly for information.




5th ECToH: The 5th ECToH took place 28-30 March 2011 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The Dutch Cancer Society organised the conference in collaboration with STIVORO, the Dutch expertise centre for tobacco control.  A highlight was a presentation by Luk Joossens, ECL Advocacy Officer, on an update of the Ranking List for European Tobacco Control 2007-2010. (See previous ranking report presented at ECToH 2007.)


4th ECToH: The 4th ECToH took place in 2007 and was hosted by the Swiss Cancer League in Basel, Switzerland, alongside the ECL annual meetings.

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