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Smokeless Tobacco No Cure for Quitting Smoking

By J Taylor Hays

In its 2012 legislative session the Kansas House of Representatives passed a resolution (Kansas HR 6026) “requesting the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to conduct a study regarding tobacco harm reduction.” The resolution specifically directed the KDHE to recommend whether the state should incorporate the promotion of harm reduction by encouraging smokers to switch […]

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WNTD 2012: Health Fair in Jordan

By Global Bridges

Amman, Jordan – Every year, World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is celebrated around the world on May 31 as a reminder that all tobacco use is deadly. The theme for 2012 focused on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine tobacco control efforts and the serious […]

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WNTD 2012: Global Bridges in Jamaica

By Global Bridges

Big Tobacco did its best to promote its image in Jamaica for World No Tobacco Day but ended up highlighting the importance of this year’s WNTD focus on tobacco industry interference. For several days leading up to WNTD 2012, local cigarette manufacturer Carreras Limited, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco, announced a new youth scholarship […]

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Nurses Lead the Battle Against Tobacco Use

By Global Bridges

Since 1974, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated International Nurses Week. In 2012, the week runs from May 6 through May 12 — the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This year’s ICN theme is “Closing the Gap: From Evidence to Action,” a timely theme for nurses fighting tobacco use. According to the World Health […]

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Jordan Featured as the Regional Pioneer in Enforcing Smoke-Free Business Environments

By Global Bridges

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, King Abdullah II Center for Excellence and King Hussein Cancer Center join efforts to realize smoke-free environments. In the ancillary business seminar of the World Congress of Cardiology held in April 2012 in Dubai, Jordan’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and King Abdullah II Center for Excellence represented Jordan along with King Hussein […]

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Tobacco Dependence Treatment Course Held in Cancun, Mexico

By Global Bridges

On April 10-11, 2012, Global Bridges and the Mexican Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (Sociedad Mexicana de Neumonología y Cirugía de Tórax) presented a tobacco dependence treatment course in Cancun, Mexico. The course took place during the 71st Congress of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (LXXI Congreso Nacional de Neumología y Cirugía de Tórax). Participating […]

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Why Do Young People Smoke?

By Michael Burke

In the United States, between 20 and 25 percent of people ages 18 to 35 smoke cigarettes (1). Given the vast amount of information available about the health consequences of smoking, it can seem incongruous, and it’s certainly tragic, that so many young people continue to smoke. While health behavior choices are complex, there are […]

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Global Bridges, Buenos Aires Ministry of Health Present Tobacco Dependence Treatment Course

By Global Bridges

Global Bridges and the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health partnered to offer a tobacco dependence treatment course March 13-14, 2012, in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Participating in the course were 45 health care professionals, including physicians, psychologists and social workers, from 23 different hospitals. Course faculty: Gustavo Zabert, M.D., a pulmonologist, is the Global […]

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Slide Set, Audio/Video Recording from April 4 ‘Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Dependence’ Webinar

By Global Bridges

Richard D. Hurt, M.D., founder and director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center and chair of Global Bridges, presented the webinar “Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Dependence” on April 4. View the slide set or audio/video recording. Dr. Hurt is an internationally recognized expert on evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment, research and education. He has authored or co-authored […]

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Presentations from Global Bridges Preconference Workshop at 15th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

By Global Bridges

On March 19, 2012, Global Bridges presented the workshop “Role of Health Care Systems and Providers in Changing Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Tobacco Policy” before the 15th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH) in Singapore. View the slide sets from presentations given at the workshop: Introduction to Global Bridges Richard D. Hurt, M.D. The […]

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