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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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New Worldwide Survey Shows Few Smokers Have Access to Cessation Support

By Global Bridges

Preliminary results from a new survey of tobacco dependence treatment and treatment guidelines around the world were presented today at Global Bridges’ preconference workshop “Role of Health Care Systems and Providers in Changing Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Tobacco Policy” at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health in Singapore. This survey is being conducted […]

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Slide Set, Audio/Video Recording of ‘Women and Smoking’ Webinar Now Available

By Global Bridges

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, Global Bridges presented the free webinar “Women and Smoking,” which featured Ivana Croghan, Ph.D., coordinator of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center’s Research Program. View the slide set or audio/video recording. In her two decades of tobacco control research, Dr. Croghan has found that women have different […]

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Tunisian Ministry of Health Collaborates With Global Bridges to Advance Tobacco Control

By Rasha Bader

In December 2011, a team from the Global Bridges Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) conducted a three-day workshop in Tunis to train 23 participants from different regions of Tunisia on tobacco dependence treatment. According to Mounira Masmoudi Nabli, M.D., coordinator of the Tunisian Tobacco Control Program and regional consultant for the Global Bridges EMR, this workshop […]

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New Meta-Analysis Shows Varenicline is Safe

By Gustavo Zabert

In July 2011, Singh et al. published a meta-analysis in the Canadian Medical Association Journal indicating an increase in serious cardiovascular events in patients taking varenicline for smoking cessation (1). This paper raised concern in the medical community and caused quite an impact in the media. In a careful reading of the paper, some details […]

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Global Bridges and InterAmerican Heart Foundation Applaud Brazil’s Global Leadership in Passing New Tobacco Control Law

By Gustavo Zabert

On Dec. 15, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a comprehensive tobacco control law that aligns with the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and will make Brazil the largest smoke-free country in the world. The law requires all enclosed workplaces and public places to be smoke-free, raises cigarette taxes, adds health […]

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy Study: A Closer Look

By Richard Hurt

A report published online Jan. 10 in the journal Tobacco Control is receiving lots of publicity, with many headlines suggesting it shows nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to be ineffective for treating tobacco dependence. The study focused on relapse among people who had stopped smoking using NRT (with or without professional counseling) or without using NRT. […]

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The Value of Networks

By Scott Leischow

Each of us engages in networking every day. When we’re in search of a piece of information or an answer to a question, we seek out the person we think is most likely to have it. There is actually a science to networking, and it’s possible to study how networks work and how to improve […]

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