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


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

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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.

T TCS ranking 2013 Postcard v5 


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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