The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) has launched a new online education platform, SRNT University. “SRNT-U” is a collection of organized, curated training, scientific articles, and tools and resources for people working in nicotine and tobacco research and related professions. Developed by more than 140 SRNT volunteers from 20 countries (including a […]
A descriptive evaluation of the Global Bridges grant funding program initiated in 2014 was published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health this week. The research article, Tobacco Dependence Treatment Grants: A Collaborative Approach to the Implementation of WHO Tobacco Control Initiatives, describes the first international funding program that has emphasized the role of treatment of tobacco dependence as an integral part of comprehensive tobacco control efforts and highlights the direct results of 19 projects in low- and middle-income countries across all World Health Organization regions.
Global Bridges aims to highlight worldwide tobacco dependence treatment contributions and encourage others to take treatment seriously in policy and practice. During the past few months, we’ve connected with grantees and network members to request their response to one simple question: Why do you support Article 14 implementation? In this series, we’ll post responses from individuals […]
Global Bridges: Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment, hosted at Mayo Clinic, and Pfizer Inc., in collaboration with the Japan Cancer Society, are pleased to announce a new grant opportunity focused on building capacity to treat tobacco dependence in Japan.
By Rasha Bader The Cancer Control Office (CCO) at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Jordan proudly announces receiving full accreditation from the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) for its program on tobacco dependence treatment (TDT) training. This is the first program outside the USA to be fully accredited to issue Tobacco Treatment […]
According to the World Health Organization, one waterpipe (argileh/shisha) session (about 45 minutes) is the equivalent of smoking 60 cigarettes and may even reach 200 cigarettes.
The availability of tobacco dependence treatment (TDT) is a social justice issue that policymakers and health officials need to focus on, according to the nearly 200 healthcare professionals, tobacco cessation specialists and researchers in attendance at the inspiring 2016 Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit. As smoke-free regulations are implemented around the world, effective treatment must […]
In March 2015, during the World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Global Bridges sat down with Pamela Cortez, from the InterAmerican Heart Foundation. Cortez is the coordinator of “Strengthening healthcare capacity for Article 14 by developing a strategic approach to analyzing need and planning a strategy,” a project funded by Pfizer IGLC through Global Bridges. Below […]
In a project funded by Pfizer IGLC through Global Bridges, the Salaam Bombay Foundation, in partnership with the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation (NSF), LifeFirst, and Mindtemple, is building a team of healthcare professionals with skills to provide evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment in a variety of healthcare settings across Maharashtra, India. According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) […]
Last month Global Bridges staff and grantees attended the 2015 World Conference on Tobacco Or Health (WCTOH) in Abu Dhabi. WCTOH is the largest international gathering of tobacco control advocates, researchers, public health, clinical researchers and policy makers. During the conference staff and grantees attended presentations, meetings, lectures and awards sessions. View three collections of […]