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MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release
June 20, 2005
Attention News/Assignment Editors

-- Still Too Many Canadians Dying From Tobacco Use --
Tobacco Control Leaders To Meet In Ottawa

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of State (Public Health), will speak at the Tuesday morning plenary session of the 4th National Conference on Tobacco or Health.

Also presenting at this session are:

  • Dr. K. Srinath Reddy, Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in India
  • Neil Collishaw, Research Director, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada on Strengthening Global Tobacco Control: Nations Must Help Each Other, and
  • Dr. Jean Rochon, former Minister of Health and Social Services, Quebec and director of Health Protection and Promotion, World Health Organization on The Way Forward for Global Tobacco Control.

The plenary chair will be Denis ChoiniÈre, Director, Office of Regulations and Compliance, Tobacco Control Programme, Health Canada

Details of the conference program can be found at www.4ncth.ca

When: Tuesday, June 21st
8:30 to 10 AM

Where: The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Registration: 4th Floor, PEI Room

Media Contact: Lauren Wolff
(613) 286-4135

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