Blog

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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. […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

Be a Quitter, or Help a Quitter, for the Great American Smokeout

By Thomas Glynn

It is okay, even a good thing, to be a quitter – that is the key message of the 37th annual Great American Smokeout (GASO). Thousands, perhaps even millions, of America’s 44 million smokers will do just that on November 15 – become quitters by putting their cigarettes away for that day, forever. GASO began […]

Read more...

Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Lead to Decline in Heart Attacks

By Global Bridges

A substantial decline in the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI, heart attacks) appears to be associated with smoke-free workplace laws, according to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Richard Hurt, M.D., and his colleagues at […]

Read more...

Smoking Among Nurses: Does it Matter?

By Linda Sarna

I was waiting for the questions. It wasn’t a surprise as they usually come whenever I am speaking to nurses about helping their patients quit smoking. The questions: What to do about nurses who smoke? And, “Do you have to be a former smoker to understand the challenges in quitting?” I had just finished giving […]

Read more...