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Global Bridges and SCLC projects featured in Summit poster booklet

By Global Bridges

A booklet of posters from the 2016 Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit hosted at the Mayo Clinic in May is now available on the Global Bridges Resources page. It features work presented by Global Bridges and Smoking Cessation Leadership Center grantees. J. Taylor Hays, chair of Global Bridges and director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, […]

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Influencing readiness and intentions to offer tobacco dependence treatment through training

By Rasha Bader

King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), the Global Bridges partner for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, has recently published a paper summarizing KHCC’s five-year experience in building and administering a tobacco dependence treatment (TDT) training program across the region. The publication describes the predisposing-enabling-reinforcing instructional framework that KHCC adopted, and the process for designing and developing the program. […]

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United Forum Against Tobacco hosts 3rd national conference in Bangladesh

By Global Bridges

The United Forum Against Tobacco (UFAT) hosted the third national conference on Tobacco Control in Bangladesh on October 1, 2016 with support from the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Global Bridges grantee Dr. Sohel Reza Choudhury, head of epidemiology and research at the National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute in Dhaka and his team […]

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Assessing the impact of secondhand smoke on children with Jyothi Marbin, MD

By Global Bridges

In this video, pediatrician Jyothi Marbin, MD discusses her project focused on the role secondhand smoke plays in the respiratory health of children, especially in low-income settings. Parents “really wanted to be able to kick that habit to make their children healthier,” Dr. Marbin said. Dr. Marbin is an associate professor of pediatrics at UCSF School […]

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Different stages of the tobacco epidemic among South American countries

By João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia

Despite sharing many socio-economic and cultural characteristics, there are important differences in the stage of the tobacco epidemic among South American countries. Fortunately, analyzing data of the recent multinational study of Ng et al. (2014), there is a downward trend in smoking prevalence in almost all countries in the continent. In 1980, there were three […]

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Tobacco dependence treatment education in Uganda with IPCRG

By Rupert Jones

This content originally appeared on the International Primary Care Respiratory Group’s website. Thank you to Global Bridges grantees Rupert Jones and Bruce Kirenga for sharing! The IPCRG and our team in Uganda won one of 19 grants awarded through a partnership between Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Global Bridges to increase […]

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Focus groups explore Fruitful students’ experiences

By Cristina Martinez

About 250 clinicians, mainly doctors and nurses, have enrolled in the Online Tobacco Cessation Training Program adapted to the reality of three hospitals in Latin America through the Fruitful Project: The Institute of Oncology in Bolivia East Hospital Cancer Dr. Bernardo del Valle in Guatemala The National Institute of Respiratory and Environment Diseases (INERAM) in […]

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Training for medical students in Jordan on tobacco dependence treatment

By Rushd Al-Shama

Having a lot of passion for helping people quit the deadly habit of tobacco use, I decided I need to partake in the Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TDT) training organized by the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) for the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA-Jo) held in Amman from 22-23 July 2016. 51 students attended […]

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