Where will new hope come from for tobacco control in Japan – are the best solutions social, cultural, legal, political, local, national? A session at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) on March 8 will address that question and examine the urgent need for progress.
How can smokers break the pattern of failure? Experts suggest that rather than relying on a big annual day like New Year’s, smokers can adopt a strategy of recommitting to their quit every week, giving them 52 chances a year to stay on track. Monday is an ideal “recommit day” because people are most open to healthy behavior, including quitting smoking.
Preventing an epidemic increase in smoking prevalence is a major challenge for developing countries.
On November 16, researchers Varduhi Hayrumyan and Zaruhi Grigoryan from the American University of Armenia (AUA) Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) within the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) were invited to Armenian Public Radio’s morning program to speak about the importance of quitting smoking and to provide practical tips on smoking cessation.
Earlier this month, 117 organizations signed onto an open letter urging Philip Morris International to immediately cease the production, marketing and sale of cigarettes.
On May 31, the world came together in support of the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). This year’s focus was “Tobacco – a threat to development,” which highlighted tobacco’s negative environmental and economic impact in addition to its harm to health. Many organizations, including Global Bridges grantee groups, celebrated WNTD on social media. […]
The 7th European Conference on Tobacco OR Health, hosted in Porto, Portugal from 22-24 March, provided opportunities for learning, networking, and celebrating progress in tobacco control.
Global Bridges and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change are pleased to announce $2 million in grant funding for 11 new projects focused on treating tobacco dependence in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region.
A booklet of posters from the 2016 Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit hosted at the Mayo Clinic in May is now available on the Global Bridges Resources page. It features work presented by Global Bridges and Smoking Cessation Leadership Center grantees. J. Taylor Hays, chair of Global Bridges and director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, […]
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 […]