Aslı Çarkoğlu, PhD on building capacity for tobacco cessation in Turkey

In this video, Global Bridges grantee Aslı Çarkoğlu, PhD discusses her capacity-building project with University of Arizona professor Mimi Nichter. Dr. Çarkoğlu, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Kadir Has University in Turkey, works to extend the reach and depth of tobacco dependence treatment (TDT) training within her country’s healthcare system.

Turkey has often been presented as a tobacco control success story since it has been able to implement all of MPOWER, but tobacco use prevalence rates remain high. The “Building Capacity for Illness-Specific Tobacco Cessation Among Nurses & Clinical Psychologists in Turkey” project aims to create a cadre of nurses and psychologists trained in tobacco cessation who are able to introduce illness-specific as well as general cessation training within their own practice-based communities and sub-specialties.

Learn more about the project from the poster presented at the 2016 Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit: Building Capacity for Illness-Specific Tobacco Cessation Among Nurses & Clinical Psychologists in Turkey