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Addiction publishes recommendations for implementation of Article 14

By Global Bridges

The global impact of tobacco use is clear, yet only half of the Parties that adopted the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) have implemented Article 14. An editorial in Addiction, endorsed by more than 70 global leaders in tobacco cessation, outlines the perceived barriers countries may be facing in implementing this […]

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First Eastern Mediterranean Summit on TDT to be held in November

By Rasha Bader

In response to the increased need for effective tobacco dependence treatment, the King Hussein Cancer Center’s Cancer Control Office is holding the First Eastern Mediterranean Summit on Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Jordan on November 5-6, 2017. The summit will bring tobacco dependence treatment (TDT) activists and practitioners together with global experts to advance the quality and availability of TDT in the region.

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ISCI_SEC team kicks off project in Barcelona

By Cristina Martinez

Earlier this year, 10 researchers from the ISCI_SEC Project met in Barcelona to plan the implementation process of a smoking cessation intervention in hospitals, which ultimately will help to systematically identify, motivate, treat, and follow-up smokers after discharge.

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Video on SCCoPE project highlights progress in primary care training for tobacco dependence treatment

By Rajmohan Panda

Strengthening Cessation Capacity of Primary care Professionals (SCCoPE), a project facilitated by the Public Health Foundation of India, is a step towards strengthening the capacity of primary care providers in tobacco cessation through evidence-based tobacco cessation training model in India. In a short period of time, this Global Bridges-funded project has trained 537 primary care physicians […]

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Tobacco control community celebrates World No Tobacco Day 2017

By Global Bridges

On May 31, the world came together in support of the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). This year’s focus was “Tobacco – a threat to development,” which highlighted tobacco’s negative environmental and economic impact in addition to its harm to health. Many organizations, including Global Bridges grantee groups, celebrated WNTD on social media. […]

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