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International Midwifery Partnership to Reduce Smoke Exposure in Pregnancy

By Grace Wong

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) are working together to: Translate recently-published WHO recommendations on prevention and management of tobacco use, and secondhand smoke exposure in pregnancy, into a competency-based tool Share the tool with midwives The partnership furthers the WHO’s global commitment to reducing tobacco use and ICM’s […]

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Reflections on two Pacific-area conferences

By Grace Wong

Dr. Grace Wong is the coordinator of Tobacco Control Nurses International and the director of Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa/New Zealand. It was a beautiful sight as delegates at the 17th South Pacific Nurses Forum (SPNF) in Tonga thronged about the Tobacco Control Nurses International stand in their bright traditional dress. Each day was colour themed – hot […]

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Nurses respond to ‘What Smokers Really Want’

By Grace Wong

In the video, What Smokers Really Want, patients who smoke talk about the smoking cessation support they would like from health professionals. The goal of Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa/New Zealand’s multimedia campaign is to improve brief stop smoking interventions based on the perspectives of people who smoke. The campaign is based on a series of very […]

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Working towards a Smokefree Pacific by 2025

By Grace Wong

The recent Smokefree Oceania 2013 conference in Auckland, New Zealand, drew together participants from the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. The conference was bookended by ebullient speakers anticipating a smokefree South Pacific by 2025. The Honourable Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Health and champion for the government goal for a Smokefree New Zealand by […]

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