Invitation to be accredited for the "5th Latin American and Caribbean Tobacco or Health Congress"
Which will be held from Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 June 2017
At the Radisson Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Dear Journalist:

The InterAmerican Heart Foundation, the Honorary Commission for Cardiovascular Health and the Honorary Commission of Fight against Cancer of Uruguay are pleased to invite you to the 5th Latin American and Caribbean Congress on Tobacco or Health, which will be held from Tuesday 13 to Friday June 16, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay.

On this occasion, relevant issues will be discussed in the fight against tobacco in the continent of Latin America and the Caribbean, which we know will be of interest to you. A little known topic is the use of flavorings in cigarettes. We especially invite you to a launch event on June 15 at 8:00 a.m. Where data will be presented and a call to action on:

  • The new strategies of the tobacco industry to "hook" consumers.

  • The sale of flavored cigarettes, as a way to start younger consumers.

  • The aggressive territorial approach of the industry to initiate the children near the schools.

Other topics that will be discussed at this Congress are electronic cigarettes, generic tobacco packaging and advertising, tobacco taxes, illicit trade, and limited access to smoking cessation treatments.

The President of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, will be the main speaker during the inauguration of the congress. Experts from our region as well as from the United States, Canada and Europe will present the most recent evidence for the prevention and control of smoking.

Registration at the Congress is free for media representatives. We remind you that only duly accredited media and journalists can participate through the following link: You can access the program of the event at

Your participation will be very valuable for the success of the Congress and we really hope that it can accompany the analysis of this very worrying topic, which in Uruguay represents the cause of more than 5,000 deaths a year.


Beatriz Champagne, PhD
Presidenta del Congreso
Verónica Schoj, MD
Comité Científico
Eduardo Bianco, MD
Vice Presidente
Comité Científico