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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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IPCRG equips 32 Romanian primary care doctors with tobacco dependence treatment skills

By Global Bridges

The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) is working with four countries in Eastern Europe – Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, FYR Macedonia and Romania – to increase capacity for treating tobacco dependence in primary care. The project will equip 1,000 primary healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to treat tobacco dependence confidently in their community, using […]

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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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