Resources

  • Global Bridges: The First Decade – 2019 Milestone Report

    • 29 Jan 2019
    • Report (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Africa (REGION)

    A comprehensive report on Global Bridges’ first decade featuring a leadership letter, network member accomplishments, awards, grant projects and more. Global Bridges_Milestone Report

  • Including Smoking Cessation as Routine Care for Chronic Illness in Turkey

    • 11 Jul 2017
    • Slideshow (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)

    This presentation by Şeyda Özcan MSc, PhD, from Koc University School of Nursing, and Chief Nursing Officer of Vehbi Koc Foundation Health Institutions in Istanbul, Turkey was presented at the 2017 ENSP International Conference on Tobacco Control in Athens, Greece. Including Smoking Cessation as Routine Care for Chronic Illness in Turkey Presentation

  • Building Capacity for Tobacco Cessation in Turkey

    • 10 Jul 2017
    • Slideshow (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)

    This presentation by Aslı Çarkoğlu, Ph.D., from Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey was presented at the 2017 ENSP International Conference on Tobacco Control in Athens, Greece. Building Capacity for Tobacco Cessation in Turkey Presentation

  • Request for Proposals: Building Capacity for Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Japan

    • 11 May 2017
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)

    Global Bridges: Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment, hosted at Mayo Clinic, and Pfizer Inc., in collaboration with the Japan Cancer Society, are pleased to announce a new grant opportunity focused on building capacity to treat tobacco dependence in Japan. The new opportunity leverages the experience of all three organizations to address the unique needs […]

  • Improving tobacco cessation practices among physicians in tertiary hospitals in Nigeria

    • 03 May 2017
    • Poster (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Africa (REGION)

    View the project poster presented by Dr. Kemi Odukoya at the 2016 Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit: Improving tobacco cessation practices among physicians in tertiary hospitals in Nigeria Read more about this project on the Global Bridges blog.

  • Embedding treatment in addiction/mental healthcare units in Brazil

    • 09 Aug 2016
    • Poster (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Latin America (REGION)

    Project focused on the implementation of evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment within MHA units that did not run specialized treatment for smoking.

  • Expanding tobacco dependence treatment services in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

    • 09 Aug 2016
    • Poster (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Eastern Mediterranean (REGION)

    KHCC Global Bridges Poster

  • Tobacco cessation training for oral health care professionals in Kenya

    • 09 Aug 2016
    • Poster (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Africa (REGION)

    Dr. Elizabeth Dimba, senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences, identified a need for more effective training in the provision of tobacco cessation counseling and worked with a multidisciplinary team to develop intensive three-day residential workshops.

  • Strengthening primary care provider treatment capacity in India

    • 09 Aug 2016
    • Poster (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)

    The Strengthening Tobacco Cessation Capacity of Primary Care Professionals (SCCoPE) project combines online and face-to-face training as well as a network and community of practice to strengthen primary care providers’ capacity to provide effective, evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment.

  • University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers Guide on How to Quit Using Tobacco (Arabic)

    • 29 Jun 2016
    • Guide (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Health Harms (TOPIC)
    • Eastern Mediterranean (REGION)

    Developed by the University of Michigan MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service.

  • Global Bridges grantee call: July 2, 2015

    • 02 Jul 2015
    • Video (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)

    Slides and audio from the Global Bridges grantee call on “Availability, Effectiveness and Affordability of Treatment”

  • The Second Study on WHO MPOWER Tobacco Control Scores in Eastern Mediterranean Countries Based on the 2013 Report: Improvements over Two Years

    • 03 Mar 2015
    • Report (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Eastern Mediterranean (REGION)

    A follow-up report that quantifies the implementation of MPOWER tobacco control policies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in 2013.

  • The SmokeFree Formula: A possible adjunct to treating tobacco dependence?

    • 18 Apr 2014
    • Webinar (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)

    Presented on 16 April, 2014, by Dr. Robert West.

  • Increasing the Dose of Varenicline in Patients Who Do Not Respond to the Standard Dose

    • 07 Jan 2014
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)

    In this article from Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Dr. Carlos A. Jiménez-Ruiz discusses how varenicline doses can be increased for patients who don’t respond to the standard dose, with high success rates and limited adverse effects. Be sure to watch the accompanying video, in which Dr. Jiménez-Ruiz explains the results of the study and how varenicline doses can be increased.

  • BMJ paper West et al

    • 30 Sep 2013
    • Report (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    impact of the first ten years of a national, population level, free stop smoking service in England

  • Performance of English stop smoking services in first 10 years: analysis of service monitoring data

    • 30 Sep 2013
    • Brochure (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    response to publication of the impact of population level England suggesting France should apply the findings at a national level

  • Call to action – smoking in pregnancy

    • 28 Jun 2013
    • Fact sheet (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)

    Action on Smoking and a number of partners have launched a call to action to increase the number of women who smoke in pregnancy being offered advice and support to quit.

  • ‘Roll-your-own’ cigarette smoking in South Africa between 2007 and 2010

    • 27 Jun 2013
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)

    The prevalence of smoking and consumption of cigarettes have decreased in South Africa over thelast 20 years. This decrease is a result of comprehensive tobacco control legislation, particularly large cigarette taxincreases. However, little attention has been given to the potential use of ‘roll-your-own’ cigarettes as cheaperalternatives, especially among the socio-economically disadvantaged population. This study therefore sought todetermine socio-demographic correlates of ‘roll-your-own’ cigarette use among South African adults (2007–2010).

  • Tratamiento del tabaquismo en Internacion

    • 23 Jun 2013
    • Video (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Latin America (REGION)

    Experiencia del Hospital Maciel de Montevideo (Uruguay) donde recientemente se implementó el tratamiento del tabaquismo en pacientes internados

  • UK NICE guidance on treatment options for those who can’t or won’t quit- harm reduction

    • 05 Jun 2013
    • Technical guide (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    Nicotine inhaled from smoking tobacco is highly addictive. But it is primarily the toxins and carcinogens in tobacco smoke – not the nicotine – that cause illness and death. The best way to reduce these illnesses and deaths is to stop smoking. In general, stopping in one step (sometimes called ‘abrupt quitting’) offers the best chance of lasting success (see NICE guidance on smoking cessation). However, there are other ways of reducing the harm from smoking, even though this may involve continued use of nicotine.This guidance is about helping people, particularly those who are highly dependent on nicotine, who:may not be able (or do not want) to stop smoking in one stepmay want to stop smoking, without necessarily giving up nicotinemay not be ready to stop smoking, but want to reduce the amount they smoke.This guidance recommends harm-reduction approaches which may or may not include temporary or long-term use of licensed nicotine-containing products. (See box 1 for details.)The recommendations cover:Raising awareness of licensed nicotine-containing products.Self-help materials.Choosing a harm-reduction approach.Behavioural support.Advising on licensed nicotine-containing products.Supplying licensed nicotine-containing products.Follow-up appointments.Supporting temporary abstinence.People in closed institutions.Staff working in closed institutions.Commissioning stop smoking services.Education and training for practitioners.Point-of-sale promotion of licensed nicotine-containing products.Manufacturer information on licensed nicotine-containing products