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E-Cigarettes: Opinion Poll + US Summit Report

By Sarah Dick

We would like to know your views on this issue! Please take our short e-cigarette poll. Your responses will be anonymous.  Recently, leaders in the tobacco control community gathered in Washington DC for the 2nd “US E-Cigarette Summit”.  The one-day meeting attracted more than 200 participants from the US and beyond, including the tobacco industry as well […]

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Q&A: Global Bridges grantee discusses tobacco dependence treatment and advocacy efforts in Macedonia

By Global Bridges

The Global Bridges team connected with Marija Zdraveska, M.D., MMsci, primary investigator of the Collaborative Development of a Continuing Education Program to Train Healthcare Providers on Tobacco Cessation Counseling in the Republic of Macedonia and president of the Macedonian Respiratory Society, to learn more about her team’s Global Bridges-funded project.

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King Hussein Cancer Center hosts internationally accredited tobacco dependence treatment-training workshop

By Global Bridges EMR

From 18-22 March, the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) held a training workshop on tobacco dependence treatment (TDT). This workshop comes under KHCC’s program, which is the only program outside the USA that is internationally accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) to offer Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) certification.

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Global Bridges program evaluation published in Journal of Environmental and Public Health

By Global Bridges

A descriptive evaluation of the Global Bridges grant funding program initiated in 2014 was published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health this week. The research article, Tobacco Dependence Treatment Grants: A Collaborative Approach to the Implementation of WHO Tobacco Control Initiatives, describes the first international funding program that has emphasized the role of treatment of tobacco dependence as an integral part of comprehensive tobacco control efforts and highlights the direct results of 19 projects in low- and middle-income countries across all World Health Organization regions.

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Beneficiarios de Global Bridges reconocidos por Bloomberg Philanthropies por los esfuerzos de defensa y la creación colaborativa de capacidad para el tratamiento contra la dependencia del tabaco

By Global Bridges

Rochester, MN – Setenta y ocho por ciento de los 14.9 millones de fumadores de México desean dejar, de acuerdo con un Análisis de Situación Nacional, pero el tratamiento contra la dependencia del tabaco necesita una base más sólida para ayudarlos. Global Bridges se complace de felicitar al equipo de la Fundación Interamericana del Corazón […]

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Turn a New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking into a Monday Resolution

By Cori Floyd

How can smokers break the pattern of failure? Experts suggest that rather than relying on a big annual day like New Year’s, smokers can adopt a strategy of recommitting to their quit every week, giving them 52 chances a year to stay on track. Monday is an ideal “recommit day” because people are most open to healthy behavior, including quitting smoking.

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