Resources

  • Surprising ways smoking affects your looks and life

    • 23 Jul 2012
    • Slideshow (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Health Harms (TOPIC)

    Smoking changes the skin, teeth, and hair in ways that can add years to your looks. It also affects everything from your fertility to the strength of your heart, lungs, and bones.

  • Nurses’ initiatives in smoking cessation in Hong Kong

    • 20 Jul 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Training (TOPIC)
    • Southeast Asia (REGION)

    Nurses have close contact with patients and play a vital role in smoking cessation. Evidence shows nurses’ interventions have a positive effect on patients’ health outcomes.

  • An RCT of a health education intervention provided by nurses to mothers of sick children

    • 20 Jul 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Women & Tobacco (TOPIC)
    • Southeast Asia (REGION)

    Brief health education intervention by nurses in a busy clinical setting produced short-term effects in several key areas: raising awareness about exposure to secondhand smoke, reducing cigarette consumption, initiating quit attempts, and ultimately reducing sick children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. However, these short-term effects were not sustained at the 12-month follow-up, resulting in the need for more intensive interventions. Nurses can play key roles in providing individual counselling and advocacy of smoke-free homes in Hong Kong.

  • Nurses’ tobacco-related knowledge, attitudes, and practice in four major cities in China

    • 20 Jul 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Training (TOPIC)
    • Southeast Asia (REGION)

    Chinese nurses had some knowledge about the health effects of tobacco use, but seldom practiced smoking-cessation interventions. Including tobacco control, especially smoking cessation, in nursing curricula in China has the potential to save millions of lives.

  • Are nurses prepared to curb the tobacco epidemic in China?

    • 17 Jul 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • About Tobacco Control (TOPIC)
    • Southeast Asia (REGION)

    A questionnaire survey of schools of nursing, published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, June 2006, by Sophia Siu-Chee Chana, Linda Sarna, Leda L. Dana

  • REFRESH (Reducing Families’ Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in the Home): A Feasibility Study

    • 15 Jul 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Secondhand Smoke (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    Providing mothers who smoke with personalized measurements of their home’s indoor air quality appears to be a have a positive effect on reducing their children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. This study in the journal Tobacco Control suggests exploring the feasibility of a future large-scale trial using measurements of indoor air quality as part of a complex intervention to reduce children’s exposure to secondhand smoke.

  • Code of practice on tobacco control for health professional organizations

    • 06 Jul 2012
    • Technical guide (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • About Tobacco Control (TOPIC)

    Adopted and signed by the participants of the WHO Informal Meeting on Health Professionals and Tobacco Control; 28-30 January 2004; Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Beliefs about the harms of long-term use of nicotine replacement therapy

    • 26 Jun 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Health Harms (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    Previous research has shown that a substantial proportion of smokers believe that nicotine causes serious diseases such as cancer, possibly deterring the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation or smoking reduction. This study examined beliefs about the harms specifically from long-term use of NRT and associations between these and its use for smoking cessation and smoking reduction.Black A, Beard E., Brown J., Fidler J., West R. Beliefs about the harms of long-term use of nicotine replacement therapy: perceptions of smokers in England. Addiction 2012 May 28

  • British American Tobacco South Africa (PTY) Ltd. v. Minister of Health, et al.

    • 22 Jun 2012
    • Brochure (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Lawsuits (TOPIC)

    The South African court rejected British American Tobacco’s appeal of the country’s Tobacco Products Control Act Court. Read the complete decision.

  • Revista: Prevención del Tabaquismo

    • 20 Jun 2012
    • Brochure (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Advocacy (TOPIC)
    • Latin America (REGION)

    PREVENCIÓN DEL TABAQUISMO es la única revista de habla hispana que trata en forma monográfica en todos los aspectos relacionados con el control del tabaquismo.

  • Tobacco Free Curriculum

    • 04 Jun 2012
    • Brochure (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Training (TOPIC)
    • Latin America (REGION)

    A comprehensive, evidence-based tobacco dependence curriculum for dental and dental hygiene faculty. The curriculum contains six learning modules, teaching strategies and extensive resources.

  • Smoking cessation for pregnancy and beyond: A virtual clinic

    • 27 Apr 2012
    • Brochure (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Training (TOPIC)

    Dartmouth College, in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has released an updated interactive web-based program, “Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic.”

  • Global Bridges 2012 fact sheet

    • 23 Apr 2012
    • Fact sheet (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Advocacy (TOPIC)

    This fact sheet provides an overview of Global Bridges, including its recent accomplishments, priorities and leadership team.

  • WEBINAR: Women and Smoking — Ivana Croghan, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic

    • 11 Apr 2012
    • Webinar (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Women & Tobacco (TOPIC)

    Slide set and audio/video recording from “Women and Smoking,” a webinar held by Global Bridges on March 8, 2012, which featured Ivana Croghan, Ph.D., coordinator of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center’s Research Program.

  • WEBINAR: Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Dependence – Richard D. Hurt, M.D., Mayo Clinic

    • 06 Apr 2012
    • Brochure (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Training (TOPIC)

    Slide set and audio/video recording from “Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Dependence,” a webinar held by Global Bridges on April 4, 2012, which featured Richard D. Hurt, M.D., founder and director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center.

  • Tabaco y enfermedad renal

    • 16 Feb 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Latin America (REGION)

    Video desarrollado por la Sociedad Norpatagonica de Nefrologia alertando a pacientes sobre los riesgos de fumar y los tratamientos para abandonar el tabaco.

  • NEJM: Placebo-Controlled Trial of Cytisine for Smoking Cessation

    • 02 Dec 2011
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Advocacy (TOPIC)

    Cytisine, a partial agonist that binds with high affinity to the α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, is a low-cost treatment that may be effective in aiding smoking cessation. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of cytisine as compared with placebo.

  • MMWR Report: Quitting Smoking Among Adults-United States, 2001–2010

    • 11 Nov 2011
    • Report (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Advocacy (TOPIC)

    The Centers for Disease Control analyzed 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data to describe U.S. adult smokers’ interest in quitting, quit attempts in the past year, successful recent smoking cessation, and use of evidence-based cessation treatments and services by demographic characteristics.  Read the full report.

  • Lucha contra el tabaco y ley para su control en Ecuador oct 2011

    • 07 Nov 2011
    • Fact sheet (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Latin America (REGION)

    Un presentación resumida en la que se destaca alguna información epidemiológica, los hitos de 25 años de lucha antitabáquica en el Ecuador, mecanismos más comunes de interferencia de la industria del tabaco y el proceso de la ley orgánica para la regulación y control del tabaco (julio 2011). Información más ampliada y documentación se puede solicitar a través de la dirección de correo electrónico

  • NEJM: Clinical Practice Review

    • 29 Sep 2011
    • Technical guide (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Advocacy (TOPIC)
    • Africa (REGION)

    Treating tobacco dependence in health care setting from the 29 September 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. This includes a clinical practice review.

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