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Update from the second Fruitful Project researchers meeting in Santa Cruz

By Cristina Martinez

On 19 and 20 April 2016, researchers from the Fruitful Project met in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) to evaluate results of a new online training program, “Brief Intervention for Smoking Cessation,” addressed to three Latin American countries. About 250 clinicians (mainly doctors and nurses) have enrolled in the course from three pioneering hospitals: The Oncology Institute […]

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Tobacco dependence curriculum development

By Joan M Davis

Tobacco Free! Curriculum During the past 12 years, Dr. Davis has focused her activities on the development, evaluation and dissemination of behaviorally-based tobacco dependence curriculum and resources for healthcare faculty as well as in-service training. One of the many educational tools she has developed includes an online, open-source tool: the Tobacco Free! Curriculum. This evidence-based […]

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A Case Study of Stoptober: an English Mass Media Smoking Cessation Campaign

By Global Bridges

Stoptober is a national smoking cessation campaign that was first launched across England in late 2012.  The campaign has two key objectives. The first is to use traditional and new mass media messaging to trigger a national movement in which smokers stop smoking at the same time. The second is to advertise and provide a […]

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A Stoptober success story

By Kerry Carnall

Stoptober is a U.K. National Health Service campaign to encourage people to stop smoking throughout the month of October. The NHS says 246,860 people participated this year. Kerry is one of them: My name is Kerry and I have now been a non-smoker for seven weeks and three days – I never in a million years […]

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‘Like October, but without the cigarettes’- The Stoptober campaign in England

By Emma Croghan

Stoptober – England and Wales’ mass 28-day stop smoking challenge – is back following the first ever Stoptober last year, which saw 160,000 people successfully complete the challenge and claim to have not smoked for the 28 day period. The campaign is run by Public Health England (PHE) – the national Government body responsible for […]

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Tobacco Free Dubai Project shares success

By Global Bridges

The Tobacco Free Dubai project was inspired by the World Health Organization’s slogan, “World Without Tobacco.” The goal is to make Dubai proactive in adopting the trend towards a healthy society without tobacco. This is in line with the strategy of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and primary health care efforts in both health promotion […]

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More Resources Needed to Decrease Tobacco Dependence Prevalence

By globalbridges

In the decade since the adoption of the FCTC, we have seen significant progress in the area of tobacco control policies that have helped decrease smoking prevalence. We have also seen increased demand in cessation support, in the form of a short intervention by a health care provider, counselling, or other treatment modality. However, medical […]

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