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E-Cigarettes: Opinion Poll + US Summit Report

By globalbridges

We would like to know your views on this issue! Please take our short e-cigarette poll. Your responses will be anonymous.  Recently, leaders in the tobacco control community gathered in Washington DC for the 2nd “US E-Cigarette Summit”.  The one-day meeting attracted more than 200 participants from the US and beyond, including the tobacco industry as well […]

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Proyecto Fruitful: 250 clínicos de Latino América formados online en tabaquismo

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Un total de 250 profesionales clínicos (principalmente médicos y enfermeras) han realizado el curso online “Intervención breve para ayudar a dejar de fumar” en tres hospitales pioneros de Latino América: el Instituto Oncológico del Oriente Boliviano de Bolivia, el Instituto de Cancerología y Hospital Dr. Bernardo del Valle de Guatemala) y el Instituto Nacional de […]

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Smoking cessation data suggests treatment among best ways to quit

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently concluded that the best ways to quit smoking are behavioral interventions, including one-on-one counseling, phone counseling and self-help methods, and medications such as nicotine replacement, bupropion and varenicline. USPSTF, a federally-appointed group of independent experts in preventive and evidence-based medicine, reviewed U.S. data on smoking cessation in […]

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Workshop in Morocco highlights research efforts, opportunities in African tobacco control

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International tobacco control researchers recently met in Marrakech, Morocco for a workshop examining existing research efforts and gaps related to current tobacco control efforts across the continent. Tobacco Control in the African Continent: Research to Practice, sponsored by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO), Centre for […]

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إطلاق خارطة الطريق 2016-2018 لمكافحة التبغ في الاردن

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  في إطار التحرك لمواجهة المعدلات المخيفة لانتشار التدخين في الاردن والتي تعد من بين أعلى المعدلات في المنطقة، قامت وزارة الصحة مؤخرا – بدعم من منظمة الصحة العالمية ومؤسسة ومركز الحسين للسرطان- بتطوير وإطلاق خارطة طريق تهدف إلى كبح  انتشار وباء التبغ في الاردن خلال فترة زمنية محددة. تُوّجت الجهود و التحضيرات التي استغرقت […]

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Jordan launches 2016-18 tobacco control roadmap

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In response to the alarming rates of smoking that are among the highest in the region, the Ministry of Health (MoH) – with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center (KHCF/KHCC) – recently completed the development and launch of a time-bound roadmap aimed at reversing the tobacco epidemic […]

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Taller de entrenamiento de capacitadores en cesacion tabaquica

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La prevalencia nacional de tabaquismo es de 25%. El tabaquismo es una epidemia mundial que mata cada año a más de cinco millones de personas, de las cuales más de 600.000 que no son fumadoras y mueren por respirar más de 250 sustancias toxicas, como gases venenosos, dentro de ambientes contaminados. Global Bridges, la Fundación […]

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Trainings in Bolivia address tobacco dependence in primary care

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If current smoking patterns persist, tobacco will kill 1 billion people this century, with an estimated 70% to 80% of those deaths occurring in low or middle income countries. In Bolivia, tobacco is among the top three risk factors accounting for the burden of disease,[1] smoking prevalence is 25% and the tobacco death toll is […]

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