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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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Global Bridges announces 16 new projects in partnership with Japan Cancer Society

By Global Bridges

Global Bridges, Japan Cancer Society and Pfizer Global Medical Grants are pleased to announce $2 million in grant funding for 16 new projects focused on building capacity for tobacco dependence treatment in Japan. Japan has been a party to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control since 2004, but tobacco use remains relatively […]

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Why Article 14: Network members share their dedication to tobacco dependence treatment

By Global Bridges

Global Bridges aims to highlight worldwide tobacco dependence treatment contributions and encourage others to take treatment seriously in policy and practice. During the past few months, we’ve connected with grantees and network members to request their response to one simple question: Why do you support Article 14 implementation? In this series, we’ll post responses from individuals […]

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CHSR researchers featured on Armenian Public Radio

By Arusyak Harutyunyan

On November 16, researchers Varduhi Hayrumyan and Zaruhi Grigoryan from the American University of Armenia (AUA) Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) within the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) were invited to Armenian Public Radio’s morning program to speak about the importance of quitting smoking and to provide practical tips on smoking cessation.

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Upcoming tobacco dependence treatment training workshop in Amman, Jordan

By Asma Hatoqai

The Cancer Control Office at King Hussein Cancer Center is conducting a Tobacco Dependence Treatment training workshop in Amman, Jordan during March 18-22, 2018. For more information about this program, please click here. To benefit from early bird fees, please make sure to register by December 30, 2017.

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Second EPACTT-2 Consortium meeting convenes in Tallinn, Estonia

By Charis Girvalaki

The EPACTT-2 (EuroPean Accredited Curriculum on Tobacco Treatment-2) project aims to continue the development and expansion of an accredited curriculum for tobacco cessation in 15 European countries and to enhance the formulation of a network of healthcare professionals that will be dedicated to advancing evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment.

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CHSR trains physicians from marzes and Republic of Artsakh on tobacco dependence treatment

By Arusyak Harutyunyan

The Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) held a series of short trainings for physicians from Armenia’s marzes and the Republic of Artsakh on the basics of evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment from June to October 2017, as part of their ongoing collaboration with the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR).

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Eastern Mediterranean Summit on Tobacco Dependence Treatment: A successful first for strengthened momentum in the region

By Rasha Bader

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Ghida Talal, the First Eastern Mediterranean (EMR) Summit on Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TDT) was held in Amman-Jordan during the period of November 5-6, 2017. The Summit came as the result of long-term collaboration between King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), Global Bridges, the World Health Organization, and the Jordanian Thoracic Society.

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