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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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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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