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Training female doctors in China

By Dan XIAO

China is the world’s largest consumer of tobacco with nearly 301 million smokers, including 52.9% of men and 2.4% of women [1]. Moreover, an estimated 740 million nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke in China [1]. Secondhand smoke exposure is an important risk to the health of Chinese people, especially for women and children. Although […]

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Use of E-cigarettes in England and the Involvement of the Tobacco Industry

By Global Bridges

Electronic cigarettes allow smokers to obtain nicotine in a much safer form than the traditional cigarette, being free of many of the carcinogens and poisons in tobacco smoke. This makes them substantially safer than traditional cigarettes. The Smoking Toolkit Study (STS) (see www.smokinginengland.info), initiated by Professor Robert West at University College London, has seen a […]

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Tobacco Control Nurses International – Nurses for a Tobacco Free World

By Jennifer Percival

Nurses, one of the largest groups of healthcare professionals worldwide, are being formally supported to take action against tobacco and support users to quit. Until now the work of nurses in this area has often been “invisible.” Tobacco Control Nurses International (TCNI) aims to promote the visibility of nurses’ involvement in tobacco control and facilitate […]

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King Hussein Cancer Center holds a training workshop on tobacco dependence treatment

By Global Bridges EMR

As the regional host for Global Bridges in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) recently held a workshop for healthcare workers from all over Jordan on the topic of tobacco dependence treatment. The workshop, held in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), aims to advance tobacco control efforts in Jordan […]

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Helping smokers quit, millions at a time

By Megan Jacobs

How many times have public health researchers developed highly effective behavioral interventions to improve a population’s health, only to be thwarted by one simple truth: not enough of the population is using them to make a significant impact? Indeed, the real-world impact of many public health interventions proven effective in clinical trials is often limited […]

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Effective, evidence-based training for stop smoking practitioners: the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (UK)

By Andy McEwen

Knowledge is rarely enough on its own to bring about a change in behaviour, either in smokers or health professionals. The National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) recognised that it needed to train practitioners in the competences (knowledge and skills) that would make a significant difference to the smokers they were helping to […]

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Progress in the Development, Monitoring and Implementation of Tobacco Dependence Treatment Around the World

By Global Bridges

A pre-conference workshop co-sponsored by Treatobacco.net and Global Bridges SRNT Annual International Meeting March 13, 2013 Boston, MA The primary goal of this workshop was to present and discuss recent developments in global tobacco dependence treatment and research. Martin Raw presented “A survey of Tobacco Cessation Support in 121 Countries,” which achieved a 73% response rate. […]

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KHCC and Global Bridges Deliver Training Workshop

By Global Bridges EMR

King Hussein Cancer Center, the regional host for Global Bridges in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, was recently commissioned by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to deliver a training workshop on tobacco dependence treatment (TDT) to healthcare workers in the UAE. As an integral component of the Tobacco-free Dubai Project, the two-day workshop was held under […]

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Partnership Yields Successful Training Workshop

By Sara Karrar

The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulatory body of the health care sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, recently partnered with Global Bridges to conduct a training workshop for healthcare professionals on how to effectively assist tobacco users in quitting. Falling within HAAD’s key strategies for tobacco control and with the main […]

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Effective Tobacco Dependence Treatment in COPD

By Feras Hawari

Mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the developing countries is expected to rise by more than 25% over the next 10 years. Tobacco dependence treatment (TDT) is an important and needed intervention to reduce an expected surge in the burden of noncommunicable diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) and tobacco dependence is a common […]

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