Tobacco Control Nurses International (TCNI) aims to promote the visibility of nurses’ involvement in tobacco control and facilitate professional collaboration and leadership to curb the tobacco epidemic.
As the regional host for Global Bridges in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) recently held a workshop for healthcare workers from all over Jordan on the topic of tobacco dependence treatment. The workshop, held in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), aims to advance tobacco control efforts in Jordan through building the capacity of healthcare workers to provide help to smokers and users of tobacco in general.
- 26 Apr 2013
We could improve the total public health impact of our evidence-based interventions if we can dramatically increase their reach. Social networks may be just the tool to help us achieve this goal.
- 05 Apr 2013
Knowledge is rarely enough on its own to bring about a change in behaviour, either in smokers or health professionals. The National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training recognised that it needed to train practitioners in the competences (knowledge and skills) that would make a significant difference to the smokers they were helping to quit.
- 28 Mar 2013
Summary of SRNT Pre-Conference Workshop Co-Sponsored by Treatobacco.net and Global Bridges.
The primary goal of this workshop was to present and discuss recent developments in global tobacco dependence treatment and research.
King Hussein Cancer Center, the regional host for Global Bridges in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, delivered a tobacco dependence treatment training workshop under the Tobacco-Free Dubai Project.
- 15 Jan 2013
The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulatory body of the health care sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, recently partnered with Global Bridges to conduct a training workshop for healthcare professionals on how to effectively assist tobacco users in quitting.
- 24 Nov 2012
Find out how Global Bridges is fighting preventable COPD by training health care providers in tobacco dependence treatment in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
The Great American Smokeout is a life-saving event for millions of Americans. The American Cancer Society hopes thousands, perhaps millions, of the 44 million smokers in the United States will put their cigarettes away for good.
Smoke-free workplace laws credited with a 33 percent decline in heart attacks and a 17 percent reduction in sudden cardiac deaths.
- 15 Oct 2012
Tobacco Control Laws is an interactive website designed for tobacco control advocates, researchers, legal professionals, and other members of the public to access information about tobacco control legislation and litigation worldwide.
- 04 Oct 2012
Addressing tobacco use among nurses is an important part of tobacco control, and one that cannot be ignored. And, a nurse does not need to have been a former smokers to help patients quit, just as nurses do not need to have had a diagnosis of cancer to offer good care to patients with cancer.
India is the second largest consumer of tobacco in the world. The demand for quitting tobacco use is also high, but the resources to meet this demand are no match when one takes into account the enormity of the problem.
In the decade since the adoption of the FCTC, significant progress has been made in the area of tobacco control policies that have helped decrease smoking prevalence. However, more needs to be done. A number of global health governance tools and global advocacy opportunities can help secure resources for tobacco treatment at the local level.
- 26 Aug 2012
Smoking prevalence in England has dipped below 20 percent for the first time since World War II. Raising the age of cigarette sales and banning indoor smoking are among the many factors that helped reduce smoking in England.
- 29 Jul 2012
The New Zealand Government adopted a goal of a tobacco-free Aotearoa by 2025. It's a big challenge, but the tobacco control and public health communities in New Zealand are working to ensure that the goal becomes a reality.
- 25 Jul 2012
The Kansas health department is debating a measure that would encourage smokers to quit by switching to smokeless tobacco use. While smokeless tobacco use reduces the incidence of lung cancer and other harms, there is no evidence smokers would benefit from switching.
- 05 Jun 2012
Global Bridges' partner in Jordan used social media, an interactive quiz, and demonstrations to educate smokers about the harms of smoking and promote ways to inspire them to quit.
- 04 Jun 2012
The Global Bridges team was in Jamaica for WNTD 2012 for a tobacco-dependence treatment workshop. This year's WNTD theme was tobacco industry interference, a timely topic as the Jamaican government finalizes its review of its Tobacco Control Regulations.
- 09 May 2012
It's International Nurses Week and Global Bridges talks to nurses about what they can do to lead the global fight against tobacco.
Hikma Pharmaceuticals, King Abdullah II Center for Excellence and King Hussein Cancer Center join efforts to realize smoke-free environments.
On April 10-11, 2012, Global Bridges and the Mexican Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (Sociedad Mexicana de Neumonología y Cirugía de Tórax) presented a tobacco dependence treatment course in Cancun, Mexico.
- 24 Apr 2012
In the U.S., between 20 and 25 percent of people ages 18 to 35 smoke cigarettes. While health behavior choices are complex, there are a number of studies and reports that can shed light on why so many young people smoke.
- 05 Apr 2012
Global Bridges and the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health partnered to offer a tobacco dependence treatment course March 13-14, 2012, in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 04 Apr 2012
Richard D. Hurt, M.D., founder and director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center and chair of Global Bridges, presented the webinar "Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Dependence" on April 4.