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 […]
Four Global Bridges grantees participated in the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center’s Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification program in September. They shared perspectives and photos from the experience in Rochester, Minnesota.
Earlier this month, 117 organizations signed onto an open letter urging Philip Morris International to immediately cease the production, marketing and sale of cigarettes.
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 […]
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.
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.
The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) penned a new paper in Primary Care Respiratory Medicine last month providing recommendations for primary care professionals to play a vital role in helping their patients quit smoking.
At the recent ENSP International Conference on Tobacco Control in Athens, Greece, members of our Global Bridges project team had a session where we presented a range of papers from our project.
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 […]
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. […]