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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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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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