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Diferentes estágios da epidemia do tabagismo nos países da América do Sul

By João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia

A pesar de los países sudamericanos comparten muchas características socio-económicas y culturales, existen diferencias importantes en la etapa de la epidemia de tabaquismo en estos países. Afortunadamente, el análisis de los datos de estudio multinacional reciente de Ng et al. (2014), podemos ver que hay una tendencia a la baja en la prevalencia del tabaquismo […]

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Different stages of the tobacco epidemic among South American countries

By João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia

Despite sharing many socio-economic and cultural characteristics, there are important differences in the stage of the tobacco epidemic among South American countries. Fortunately, analyzing data of the recent multinational study of Ng et al. (2014), there is a downward trend in smoking prevalence in almost all countries in the continent. In 1980, there were three […]

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Brazilian GB grantee appears on TV to discuss smoking epidemics

By João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia

In this Brazilian TV program (Café Filosófico – TV Cultura), João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia MD explores tobacco smoking history, its associations and portrayal of its use with luxury and glamour in the past, and intriguingly, its subsequent transformation into a mass consumption industrialized product encouraged by advertising and film. Then, he talks about the next phase […]

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Smoking cessation treatment among addicted populations in Brazil

By João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia

In Brazil, despite the availability of treatment for regular smokers through large national programs (such as the Brazilian National Cancer Institute  and Program for the Assistance of Addicts,) mental health and addiction (MHA) patients have received little help to combat smoking – even though the prevalence of smoking among MHA patients is 2-4 times higher […]

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Training for Primary Care Professionals in São Paulo Metropolitan Area

By João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia

A free training was held last month for primary care health professionals from São Bernardo do Campo (SP), a city of approximately 800,000 inhabitants located in the ​​São Paulo metropolitan area. Two members of Global Bridges in Brazil, João Mauricio Castaldelli Maia, MD, and Nilson Silva, Psy., conducted the training. The audience was composed of […]

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