29th Sept. - 03rd Oct. 2002

World Health Organisation

Convention Centre, Hotel Taj Palace, NEW DELHI, (INDIA)

Watch-2002 Orations
29th Sept.2002

Negotiations of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: the power of the process :- Dr. Douglas W. Bettcher, Coordinator, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, World Health Organisation. Geneva,Switzerland.

30th Sept.2002

California's Tobacco Control Program :- Dr. Dileep Bal., President, American Cancer Society. Atlanta, Georgia.U.S.A

1st Oct. 2002.

Globalisation, the tobacco industry and policy influence :- Dr Jeff Collin Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. London, U.K.

2nd October 2002

Saint Valentine declaration: addressing cardiovascular health from a child perspective:- Dr. Lidia Rota Vender. EHHI, MILANO, Italy.

3rd Oct. 2002

The responsibility of the tobacco industry in the tobacco pandemic:- Pr.Gerard Dubois, Chairman of the French National Committee against Smoking, PARIS, France.

Key-note and Lead Presentations :-

Litigation & Public Inquiries as Public Health Tools for Tobacco Control :- Mr. Neil Francey, Barrister at Law, Sydney Australia.

Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health:- Research and training on tobacco and health issues in developing countries:- Gerald T. Keusch, M.D. Director, Fogarty International Center,National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. U.S.A.

Tobacco Control in Hong Kong : the road to stronger legislation:- Marcus Yu, Executive Director, Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health. HONG KONG, China.

Women Tobacco and Heart Disease : -Dr.Mario Maranhao, President, World Heart Federation, Brazil.

Role of Social Marketing in Tobacco Control: -Professor Gerard Hastings,Director, Center for Tobacco Control Research, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Religion and Tobacco Control in Islamic Countries :- Prof. Nurul Islam, National Prof. Dhaka , Bangla Desh.

Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in public places:- surveillance through nicotine measurement:- Manel Nebot,BARCELONA - SPAIN.
Educating diverse populations about the dangers of environmental tobacco smoke:-Tonya Gunter, Nashville,USA.
The interaction between cigarette smoke and saliva and its possible role in oral SCC pathogenesis:- R Nagler. Isreal.

Hospitals in a Tobacco Free Society:- Ms.Ann O'Riordan,Irish National HPH Network, DUBLIN . IRELAND.

Environmental Smoke and Public Health:- Professor (MD) Jussi Huttunen, President, Finnish Heart Association .HELSINKI , Finland.

Unstable angina pectoris:- Influence of smoking and obesity on process patient's state of restabilization:- Prof. Victor Tashchuk. Chernivtsy UKRAINE .

Smoking and Cardiac Disease :- Prof. A. F. Doubell, President,South African Heart Association Tygerberg. South Africa.

Tobacco use and control among the British South Asian community:- Dr.Raman Bedi,Eastman Dental Hospital. London.

Impact of smoking on direct cost of health:- Dr. Sri Moertiningsih Adioetomo,Director, Demographic Institute, Faculty of Economics, Indonesia.

The Impact of Spirituality on Smoking Cessation.:- Elizabeth Eugenio Fildes, Nevada Tobacco Users' Helpline. U.S.A.

Smoking Cessation in Underserved and Minority Populations:- Jasjit Ahluwalia,Chair and Director of Research, Preventive Medicine Kansas Cancer Institute , KANSAS, U.S.A.

The role of non-governmental organisations in tobacco control activities -experiences of Europe: - Dr. Martina Poetschke-Langer,Head of Executive Office Cancer Prevention, German Cancer Research Centre,HEIDELBERG. Germany.

From efficacy to effectiveness quality oriented: a method to evaluate tobacco smoking cessation interventions :- Dr.Massimiliano Panella, NOVARA , Italy.

Barriers to successful cessation in Bangladeshi tobacco smokers:- Professor Ray Croucher, Barts and The London, Queen Mary (University of London). England.

Smoke free workplaces - the need for multidisciplinary collaboration in tobacco control:- Sibylle Fleitmann ,BRUXELLES - Belgium.

Smoking in children and adolescents, related factors, and educational strategy:- Prof. Dr. Isidoro Hasper, Buenos Aires . Argentina.

Tobacco Control in North West of Pakistan and Afghan Refugees:- Are we winning ? Dr.Sher Mohammad Khan.PESHAWAR. Pakistan.

Smokeless tobacco induced inflammation and oral cancer:- Prof. Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center, USA.

Oral health professionals - a resource in tobacco prevention:- Dr. Aira Lahtinen Helsinki. Finland.

Secondary prophilaxis and smoking abandonment: efficiency in acute coronary syndrome Patients:- Prof. Victor Tashchuk. Chernivtsy UKRAINE.

Using Community Planning Models for Tobacco Prevention and Control:- Dr. Marla Blagg , Oakland, U.S.A.

Mutagenic activity of tobacco smoke of cigarettes:- Armen K. Nersesyan ARMENIA.

Marketing Into the Millennium: Tobacco Industry Tactics and Countering them on a Global Scale:- Peter De Benedittis , Santa Fe, U.S.A.

Smoking as a Symbol of Friendship:- A Qualitative Study amongst Iranian Nursing Students:- Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi ,Tehran , Iran.

Tobacco Industry Targeted Marketing to Women: A Global Social, Economic and Human Justice Issue:- Alvina Bey Bennett, Virginia. U.S.A.

Iranian Young People and their Tendencies towards Smoking:- Mohammad Reza Movaghari , Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi ,Tehran Medical Sciences University, Tehran. IRAN.

Tobacco Control in Hungary:- Prof Peter Csepe,Budapest. HUNGARY.

Cigarette Smoking and Cancer in Canada:- Rajiv S. Samant, University of Ottawa. Canada.

Public Opinion on Smoke free Policies in Restaurants and Predicted Effect on Patronage in Hong Kong :- M. Janghorbani, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. ISFAHAN, Iran

Evidence for diminished capacity for steroidogenesis in second trimester human placentae exposed to chemical constituents of cigarette smoke:- Dr. Kwee-Lim Peh, National University Hospital, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE.

Smoking and Women Health in India:- Prof. Dr. Ashok Sahni, Bangalore.INDIA.

Risk factors and ischaemic heart disease:- Dr.Nevena Ivanova, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Tobacco User's annual expenditure on purchasing Tobacco Products: - Dr.Bassam Abou-Alzahab, Ministry of Health, Damascus Syria.

Tobacco Control Activities in Georgia:- Dr George Bakhturidze,IAYD President Tbilisi, Georgia.

Italian health policy to control tabagism: the particular case of passive smoking:- Prof. Dr. Monica Michetti , Cofini V, Di Stefano R, Masedu F, Di Orio F. - L'AQUILA - ITALY.

Canadian Tobacco Control Strategy :- Havelin Anand , Health Canada, Tobacco Control Programme, Ottawa, Canada.

Tort Liability for the Norwegian Tobacco Industry:- Prof. Asbjørn Kjønstad, University of Norway,Oslo, Norway.

Tobacco Usage in the Himalayan Regions : Related Alcohol Abuse : A Preliminary Study :- Dr. Bhanu Iyengar. New Delhi India.

Tobacco and candidiasis as risk factors for oral cancer:- Prof Dr Livia Escovich, Rosario, Argentina.

The cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation:- Parrott Steve, University of York. England.

The fight against tobacco : example of an African N.G.O.:- Ghislain, LOME / TOGO ( WEST AFRICA).

Young smokers want to stop. Remind them why and show them how:- Ms. Cathrine Weatherup , Cardiff Wales. England.

Smoking and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease:- Prof.Dr. Massimo Ruggieri , Il Policlinico , Roma. Italy.

Tobacco Litigation: Making use of the Indian Litigation Experience in Uganda :- Phillip Karugaba,TEAN,Kampala, UGANDA.

Smoking and oral cancer in Yugoslavia's population:- Mandic Bojan Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

The great problem of medical doctors who smoke:- clinical and local study:- Dr Moudad Alamatori, Sweda,Syria.

The interaction between smoking and dust exposure in chronic lung disease :- Prof. Dr. Jim Thuesen Pedersen, Aalborg, DENMARK.

Why the Iranian girls do smoke:- Nahid. Khodakarami,Isfahan University Of Medical Sciences,ISFAHAN, Iran.

Smoking and Head & Neck Cancer: The essential part of Reconstructive Surgery in Rehabilitation of HNC-patients:- Dr. Kurt Vinzenz, Vienna, AUSTRIA.

IS NICOTINE HERE TO STAY? IMPLICATIONS FOR TOBACCO CONTROL:- Karl Fagerstrom, Chairman, The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe Sweden.

Harm reduction with various clean nicotine products:- Karl Fagerstrom, Chairman, The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe, SWEDEN.

Action by the tobacco industry in Hong Kong to undermine the Government's policy on tobacco control :- the myth of industry self regulation:- Professor A J Hedley, Chair Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong. HONG KONG.

Channeling the Outrage : A new initiative to mobilise NGOs on tobacco control:- Patsy Harrington, Denmark.

The effect of smoking on bone loss and vertebral fractures in post-menopausal osteoporosis in Aleppo City:- Abdul Nasser Kaadan, Aleppo University, Aleppo - Syria.

Tobacco dependence, readiness to quit and experience of smoking cessation assistance:- Vladimir Levshin , Russian Cancer Research Center, Moscow , Russia.

Tobacco and Oral Cancer in Bangla Desh:- Dr. Mohammad Kamaluddin, National Institute of Cancer Research , Dhaka, Bangla Desh.

The Pernicious and all Pervading Tobacco Menace - A review:- Dr. Bhanu Iyengar. New Delhi India.

THE COHOBA RITE: A ceremonial use of Tobacco by the pre-Columbian West Indians:- Dr. Norman A. De Castro, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

THE HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF TOBACCO SMOKING; The Active and Passive Smokers Concern - Uganda's Experience:- Zirabamuzaale Emmanuel ,Kampala, Uganda, Africa.

New strategies in smoking cessation: Experiences with inpatient smoking treatment in Austria:- Schoberberger R., Bayer P., Groman E., Kunze M. Institute of Social Medicine, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Psychological Aspects around Adolescent Smoking :- Mohtashami Jamileh*, Noughani Fatehmeh**, Nikbakht Nasrabadi Alireza**, * Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, ** Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran., Iran

Smoking :Some Cultural Facts:- Mohammad Reza Tefagh, Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Tehran. IRAN.

Development and implementation of anti tobacco educational programme for women and girls:- Dr. K Guntupalli and Dr. Dianne Stover, American college of chest physicians ( ACCP ) Chest foundation, Director, Pulmonary critical care fellowship programme, Baylor College Of Medicine, Chief, Pulmonary- Critical Care Section, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Tobacco awareness and educational programme for India:- Dr. K. Guntupalli, Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dr. Shilpa Reddy, Lata Casturi, American College of Chest Physicians,ACCP Chest foundation, Director, Pulmonary critical care fellowship programme, Baylor College of Medicine, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas U.S.A.

An Italian Project for Youth Free from Smoking:- Salvati F, Bortoluzzi F, Barsella P, Sist V- Task Force Against Lung Cancer -FONICAP- Lions Club Anzio-Nettuno. ITALY.

Use of Tobacco products in FB&H in comparison with low regulations in BH and EU Countries:- Prof. Ajnija Omanic, Medical Faculty, Univ. of Sarajevo, SARAJEVO. Fed. of Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Perpectives in Tobacco Prevention:- Dr. Giacomo Mangiaracina, - President, Societa' Italiana di Tabaccologia ( SITAB), ITALY.

The susceptibility of smokers for the development of COPD :- Professor Ali Kocabas , President of Turkish Thoracic Society, Chief, Department of Respiratory Diseases ,Cukurova University School of Medicine, Balcali, Adana. Turkey.

Tobacco: The Protected American Menace:- Landry Dixon, Sr. Prevention Coordinator Office for Addictive Disorders, New Orleans, U.S.A.

The dilation of the peripheral vessels in the active and passive smoking grown ups and teenagers:- Maksimovich ?. A., Dept.. Pediatrics, Medical University. Grodno, Belarus.

Correlation between smoking and lung diseases in former-mineworker of the former Republic of Transkei, South Africa. :- Prof. B L Meel ,Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Transkei ,Umtata , South Africa.

Cigarette Smuggling into the European Union:- Austin Rowan, Head of Operation Task Group Cigarette, European Commission (OALF), Brussels-BELGIUM.

The International Tobacco Evidence Network and Economics of Tobacco Control:- Hana Ross, International Tobacco Evidence Network (ITEN),Chicago, USA.

Accessibility accelerated substance abuse :- Haron Njiru , Ministry of Health, Embu Kenya.

Trading Tobacco for Health - Tobacco Policy Research in South East Asia :- Samantha Bowers, International Tobacco Evidence Network (ITEN), Chicago, USA.

Results from 70,000 smokers who called UK's First Free Phone Helpline_for South Asians- ( A British Heart Foundation and Quit Partnership):- Kawaldip Sehmi (Assistant Director of Services), QUIT, UK"

WHO - EuroPharm Forum project - Pharmacists against smoking :- Ms Eeva Teräsalmi Virkkalan omena-apteekki, Virkkala , FINLAND.----to slot before 2nd October 2002---

Influence of person's psychological characteristics on smoking habit formation:- Oleg Akchurin, Dhiraj Kaul,Vinnitsa State Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnitsa, Ukraine.

Taking Action on Tobacco: Out-of-mainstream Youth Needs Assessment :- Karen L.Then, Cathy Pryce, Darlene Dawson, Cathy Good, Nancy Jacques. CTRAC Co-Chair, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Reliability and validity of a nicotine addiction scale:- Aurora Tapia-Díaz, Noé Alvarado-Vásquez, José Luis Arreola-Ramírez, María García-López, José Pérez-Neria, National Institute of Respiratory Diseases of Mexico, MEXICO.

European survey on smoking and sports:-Talmud J. APBCT, Centre Médical Toki Eder, Cambo les Bains, FranceSasco A.J. IARC/INSERM, Lyon, France

Let`s Think about It ...:- Tinka Troeva¹ and Methody Methodieff²,¹ National Health Insurance Fund, Bulgaria and Foundation „National Network Women against Tobacco"- Bulgaria,² Bulgarian Association for School Health, Sofia. BULGARIA.

A survey of cigarette smoking among senior high school students and related factors in Rafsanjan -Iran :- HAMID BAKHSHI* - FAROUKH ABAZARI **,*Academic member and Head of Research Center , Rafsanjan Medical Sciences University -IRAN. ** Academic member of Kerman Medical Sciences University -Bam-IRAN.

The health implications of tobacco smoking; the active and passive smokers concern - Uganda's Experience:- Zirabamuzaale Emmanuel, Programme Director - ICDI, Kampala Uganda.

Shisha smoking habit among women of Bushehr province Iran :- Abdollah Hajivandy; Bushehr Univ. of Med. Sciences,Bushehr, IRAN.

Relation and dependence between tobacco smoking and acute forms of ischaemic heart disease in patients hospitalized in emergency cardiology departments: - Nevena Ivanova Department of General Medicine, Medical University ,Plovdiv , BULGARIA.

Beyond California: Other U.S. States progress in preventing and controlling tobacco use- what works!:- Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D & Howard A. Fishbein, Dr. PH, The Gallup Organization, California and Washington DC, USA.

Anti-Smoking Measures in Schools in Japan:- Kazunari Satomura, Toshitaka Nakahara, Megumi Naomi, Sachiko Yamada ,Kazuaki Miyagishima , Takehiko Sakurami , Dept of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto. JAPAN.

Project Focus-Applicability for Developed and Developing Countries:- Peggy McCarthy , Innovative Medical Education Consortium. U.S.A.

Securing the largest tobacco Tax Increase:- Karen L. Then, Les Hagen, & Roger Hodkinson. Action on Smoking & Health (ASH), Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Smoking and Body Weight Concerns in Spanish Young Females :- Laura de la Rosa, Miriam Otero, Carlos Cortijo, F. Javier Ayesta. Fac. Medicine, Univ. Cantabria, Santander, Spain.

Tobacco Prevalence and Risk Factors - Thousand-child survey from India :- K Guntupalli , Baylor College of Medicine, Houston ,Texas, and "PRATHAM" U.S.A.,G. Varadhachary, J. Desai, T. Doshi,, A. Varadhachary, Mumbai. INDIA

Effects of Ear Electrical Stimulation on Response of Nucleus Accumbens cells in Nicotine addicted Rats:- Pourshanazari,AA; Alaei,H; Rafati,A,Physiology Department, Medical sciences University, Isfahan Iran.

Effect of Electrical lesion of nucleus accumbens on morphine and Nicotine dependence in rats:- Dashti,GH**. Rafati, A.* Allaei, H.** Pourshanazary, AA.**,*Dept. of physiology university of Medical sciences of Yazd, IRAN, ** Dept. of physiology university of Medical sciences of Isfahan. IRAN.

Electrical Stimulation of Raphe Nuclei on Response of Nucleus Accumbens Cells in Nicotine Addicted Rats :- A.Rafati (1) A.A.Pourshanazari(2), H.A.Alaei,(3) (1) Dept.of Physiology, Shahid Sadoughi Medical sciences University, Yazd Iran (2) Dept.of Physiology, Medical sciences University, Isfahan Iran.

Transdermal Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Pregnancy: a Prospective Pilot Study:- Karen L. Then, David Johnston, Suzanne Tough, Jeffrey Pollard, Corine Frick, Karen McGeary, Anne Crabtree, & Nancy Stocker. Faculty of Nursing and Departments of Pediatrics & Community Health Sciences, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region (CHR), Calgary Alberta, Canada.

Effects of Electrical Stimulation of Nucleus Raphe Dorsalis on Initiation of Morphine Self-administration in Rats:- Alaei,H; Pourshanazari,AA; Rafati,A:Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Quiting Smoking:- Lakdizajee.S., Tabriz.IRAN.

Smoking and Psychiatric Symptoms in Spanish Adolescents : - F. Javier AYESTA, Carlos CORTIJO,Fac. Medicine, Univ. Cantabria, SANTANDER, SPAIN.

Asian Quitline - A New Approach to Cessation :- Qaim Zaidi - Ethnic Strategy Coordinator - British Heart Foundation, London, UK.

School-Based Peer to Peer Interactive Awareness Campaign :- Ankur Mehta., Amita Kalokhe., Jiten Ghelani., Ameeta Kalokle,Nidhi Goel. Univ. of Michigan., U.S.A.

Health Effects of Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Young Children and Needs of Preventive Activities in High Rrisk Families:- Tinka Troeva¹, Methody Methodieff ², Mariana Bancheva¹?², Rositsa Dervisheva¹, Rostislava Dimitrova¹,¹ Foundation „National Network Women against Tobacco" Bulgaria,² Bulgarian Association for School Health,Sofia, BULGARIA.

A Vaccine Against Nicotine :- T.Cerny , Kantonsspital St.Gallen, E.Cerny, R.Levy, Chilka Ltd.,Geneva,J.Mauel,Inst.de Biochimie, ISREC, M.Mutter, C.Nkubana, L.Patiny,G. Tuch-scherer,EPFL,V.Pham,M.Mpandi,Serolab,Lausanne, Switzerland.

Parents Cigarette Smoking Habit Impact on Children Smoking Tendency:- Mohammad hojat Farsangi ,Abdollah Hajivandy ; Bushehr Univ. of Med. Sciences ; Bushehr ; Iran.

SMOKING AND GASTRO-OESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE:- M. Ruggieri, A. Mascaro, A. Del Grammastro, A. Straniero, G. Mariotta, F.M. Pacini, L. Carnevale, F. Tosato,Department of Surgical Sciences "La Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy.

Adolescent's Smoking : A Cross-Sectional Study :- Fatemeh Noughani1 , Jamileh Mohtashami 2, Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi,1- Tehran University of Medical Sciences 2-Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran.

Influence of Person's Psychological Characteristics on Smoking Habit Formation: - Oleg Akchurin, Dhiraj Kaul, Vinnitsa State Pirogov Memorial University, Vinnitsa. UKRAINE.

Some facts around Tobacco related behaviors among adolescence's group:- Fatemeh Adili, Students' Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Science (Nursing & Midwifery Unit) Tehran, Iran.

Pattern of Cancer in Aden City, Yemen :- Amin Ahmed Bawazir Epidemiologist Head, Aden Cancer Centre ,YEMEN.

Assessment of Quitting Smoking Behaviors in Cardiac Patients Hospitalized in Shahid Madany Hospital in 2002 :- Leila Golizadeh,Medical Sciencesof Tabriz University. Iran.

Smoking and Tuberculosis : As association overlooked:- Prof. Ashok Shah, Chest Institute Univ. of Delhi.

Women and Smoking:- Kobra Parvan,Tabriz. IRAN.

Psorinum makes break through in the treatment of Tobacco related Lung cancer: - Ashim KumarChaterjee :- Oncolink, Kolkatta.

Present Day life style and increasing incidence of Coronary Artery Disease :- Ashok K Omar, Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi.

Tobacco Prevalence in Kolkata - An Overview :- Dr. Urmi Sen , Head, Department of Epidemiology & Bio-statistics, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute,37 S. P. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata.

Association of Cardiac Risk Factors in relation to Smoking :- Asna Urooj, Dept of Food Sciences, University of Mysore. Mysore.

TOBACCO RELATED CANCERS IN KERALA, INDIA :- Kalavathy.M.C, Cancer Epidemiology,Regional Cancer Centre,Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala,India.

Signalling cascade of masheri (a smokeless tobacco product) in fetal and placental toxicity :- S.Sarkar and S.Banerjee,Chemical Carcinogenesis Group,Cancer Research Institute.Tata Memorial Centre,Parel, Mumbai - 400012.India.

Gutka eating in adolescents:- Deepika Bhasin and Amit Sharma, Talegaon General Hospital, Poona, India.

A disturbing trend in Haroti Region of South East Rajasthan :- R. C Sahni ,Chairman SSRFS (NGO) , Kota Rajasthan, India.

A disturbing trend in Haroti Region of South East Rajasthan :- R. C Sahni,Chairman SSRFS (NGO) , Kota Rajasthan, India.

Prevalence and Patterns of Smoking in Andhra Pradesh, India :- Rakhi Dandona,Lalit Dandona,Centre for Social Services, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India.

Bupropion/An out patient Experience :- Prasanna Kumar Thomas .,Apollo/Vijya Hospital, Chennai. TAMIL NADU.

Tobacco Related Cancers in Kerala :- Kalavathy.M.C, Geetha Narayanan, Krishnan Nair.M, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Herbal drug "Triphala"-A source of Antimutagenic and Anticarcinogenic Secondary Metabolites :- Saroj Arora, Swayamjot Kaur and Kamaljit Kaur, Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University,Amritsar-143005, Punjab, India.

Effectiveness of Face to Face Education on Attitude and Smoking Cessation in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD):- Ali Khodadady, MSN, Nursing University Rafsanjan,Iran., Hossein Nough, Asst Prof of Cardiology Univ of Med Sci & Health Rafsanjan Iran.

ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS IN TOBACCO USERS FEMALE CANCER PATIENTS :- Mrs. M.S. Savita Goswami, Dr. Prakash Pradhan,Department of Clinical Psychology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.INDIA .

Prevalence of Tobacco Smoking in Ex-mineworkers of the Transkei, South Africa. :- Prof. B L Meel ,Faculty of Health Sciences,University of Transkei, ,Umtata , South Africa.

Preleukoplakia, Leukoedema and Betel Chewers Mucosa amongst Tobacco users-A Clinicopathologic Study:- Dr.Junaid Ahmed*, Dr.Anuradha Bhat**.,Prof.P.K.Dayal*** .,*- Asst. Professor,**-PG Student,***-Professor and Head, Dept of Oral Mdicine and Radiology, College of Dental Surgery, KMC, Mangalore Karnataka. INDIA.

PSYCHO-SOCIAL FACTORS INFLUENCING TOBACCO USE :- Ms.Parishi Majmudar , Dr.S.S.Shastri, Dr.Nilesh Ingole, Ms.Savita Goswami,Department of Preventive Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.INDIA

Societal Reactions on Tobacco: Hard Choices and Soft Options ?! :- Dr.Elizabeth F Negi, Development Consultant, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

The Tobacco and Workplaces Issues:- Ruddy Facci,ICOH Vice President,BRAZIL.

Telomerase expression as a tool to distinguish normal epithelium from oral premalignant states (OPM) and invasive squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in smokers:-_Sandeep Kumar Rajan, NCC, Singapore, Singapore.

Trends in lung cancer incidence 1954-1998 among young Norwegian adults: Women catching up with men:-Trond-Eirik Strand1, Columbo Malayeri1, Petri KJ Eskonsipo1, Tom K Grimsrud2, Jarle Norstein2, and Tom Grotmol2,1 University of Tromsø, Faculty of medicine, Norway,2 Kreftregisteret, Cancer Registry of Norway, Institute of Population-based Cancer Research .NORWAY.

Assessment of risk factors of returning to smoking after CAGB:- Shervin Ziabakhsh Tabary,Mohammad Jebelli, Mohammadhosein Mandegar,Dryoosh Javidi,Abbasali Karimi , Dr.Shariati Hospital,Department of Cardiovascular Surgery,Tehran,Iran .

A Novel approach to Validation of Self-reported Success in Smoking Cessation:- Wong CY,TB and Chest Unit ,Wong Tai Sin Hospital,, Hong Kong, CHINA.

Role of Hypnotherapy in De-addiction from tobacco :- R.M.Kaushik, Reshma Kaushik, Department of Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttaranchal, INDIA.

Correlation of styles and pattern of tobacco smoking with occurrence of oral precancerous , cancerous and periodontal lesions:- J.P. Dayal, Department of Pathology, KMC, Mangalore,S.B. Gogineni, Department of Oral Medicine, A.B.S.M.I.D.S, Mangalore,P.K. Dayal, Department of Oral Medicine, KMC-CODS, Mangalore, India.

Effects of Dopaminergic drugs in nicotine tolerant rats:- Raka Jain, S. Varma and D. Mohan,Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Hit'em where they hang - how to unite the youth with the t r u t h: a proven, cost effective, tobacco use reduction strategy:- Geoff Wood & Mike Frank, Miami, USA.

WATCH - 2002 is a Tobacco Free Conference!!

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