I was privileged to attend part of this conference. As I wrote on World Tobacco Day in 2017, I have taken on a task of reducing children’s exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. ‘Look after little lungs’ is the mantra. I have subsequently partnered with South Africa’s National Council Against Smoking to take this further. We have produced a book that children can use to learn about lung health and the effects of passive smoking in order to become advocates for their own health. I presented this idea at the conference. I wrote an article for publication during the conference. It was published in the Cape Times a few days after the event, but it keeps the conversation going. It is certainly a conversation I intend to keep going in South Africa until all children and pregnant women are protected from the scourge of tobacco.

Here is a link to the article.