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Tobacco control resources and wins in Pakistan

By globalbridges

The following tobacco control successes and resources were shared by Global Bridges network member Qamar Iqbal Goraya, District Coordinator for the Tobacco Control Cell in the Ministry of National Health Services for the Government of Pakistan.   I have been working as a district coordinator for tobacco control in Pakistan since 2010, my achievements (pictures […]

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Global Health Professions Student Survey in Tobacco Control in China

By globalbridges

This study is the first comprehensive survey of students in China providing direction for building capacity in tobacco control and smoking cessation among students in health professional programs. Global Health Professions Student Survey By Tingzhong Yang, MD; Lingwei Yu, MS; Joan L Bottorff, PhD, RN; Dan Wu, PhD; Shuhan Jiang, PhD; Sihui Peng, MS; Kathleen […]

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Website of tobacco cessation resources

By globalbridges

This website was developed for Project Quit Tobacco International, a 12 year NIH-funded tobacco cessation project which built capacity for cessation in India and Indonesia. The web site contains 15 educational modules for medical students, 14 videos modeling doctor patient communication skills for specific illnesses, a communications video for training practitioners to counsel patients; and detailed information on developing smoke free homes in communities. Materials are available in English, Bahasa, Malayalam and Kannada. There is also a link to QTI publications and many other resources for tobacco cessation.

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An RCT of a health education intervention provided by nurses to mothers of sick children

By globalbridges

Brief health education intervention by nurses in a busy clinical setting produced short-term effects in several key areas: raising awareness about exposure to secondhand smoke, reducing cigarette consumption, initiating quit attempts, and ultimately reducing sick children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. However, these short-term effects were not sustained at the 12-month follow-up, resulting in the need for more intensive interventions. Nurses can play key roles in providing individual counselling and advocacy of smoke-free homes in Hong Kong.

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