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Quitline Manager Training in China

By Global Bridges

Cigarettes are a big problem for China. 360 million Chinese people smoke, equal to the population of the United States. 72 percent of the population is exposed to secondhand smoke and one million people die each year due to tobacco related diseases. The Chinese are taking steps toward reducing tobacco use by meeting provisions of […]

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Project Update: Building Tobacco Treatment Capacity in Medical Universities and Affiliated Hospitals in China

By Global Bridges

Periodically we provide updates on 19 grants awarded through a partnership between Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Global Bridges. These updates are designed to inform the Global Bridges community about the progress of each project, as well as the successes and challenges each grantee encounters. It is our hope that these […]

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Introduction of the China-US Partnership for Smoke-Free Workplaces

By Global Bridges

To encourage and support smoke-free workplaces, China and the United States issued a Joint Statement on the establishment of the China – United States Partnership on Smoke-free Workplaces (CUSW), a bilateral, public-private partnership on August 17, 2012 (http://gongyi.sohu.com/s2012/cusw/). A CUSW secretariat is established within the Tobacco Control Office at the Chinese Center for Disease Control […]

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Training female doctors in China

By Dan XIAO

China is the world’s largest consumer of tobacco with nearly 301 million smokers, including 52.9% of men and 2.4% of women [1]. Moreover, an estimated 740 million nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke in China [1]. Secondhand smoke exposure is an important risk to the health of Chinese people, especially for women and children. Although […]

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