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Connect, build and share ideas at the 2016 Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit

By Global Bridges

The Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit 2016 will take place May 23-24 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, bringing together world public health leaders, researchers, advocates and healthcare providers to advance culturally relevant treatment of tobacco dependence around the globe and discuss the impact of healthcare professional advocacy on tobacco control. This event, brought together […]

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ENSP, Global Bridges connect for hands-on training programme

By Constantine Vardavas

On 5 and 6 April 2016, the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), held its hands-on training programme of the Global Bridges grant entitled “European Accreditation Curriculum on Tobacco Treatment.” Funded through a Pfizer Independent Grant for Learning and Change through Global Bridges, this capacity development project aimed to train and certify professionals, […]

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Register for the 2016 Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit

By Global Bridges

Global Bridges and the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center are bringing together world leaders in tobacco control and treatment for the 2016 Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit in Rochester, Minnesota. The 23-24 May conference will connect participants to share best practices, discuss the latest evidence-based treatment options and build capacity for treating tobacco dependence around […]

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Global Bridges progress, impact shared in Journal of Smoking Cessation

By Global Bridges

The Global Bridges executive team penned an article published in the Journal of Smoking Cessation this week, explaining the organization as an example of how to existing gaps in tobacco control via evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment (TDT). The article, “Developing, Managing, and Sustaining an Effective International Tobacco Dependence Treatment Partnership,” identifies ways to advance TDT […]

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Cessation service centers in Egypt

By Global Bridges EMR

By Wael Safwat Global Bridges is supporting several healthcare experts in Egypt and the EMR through King Hussein Cancer Center, among which Dr. Wael Safwat was included in different meetings and workshops in Egypt, Jordan and at the Mayo Clinic. After receiving primary training in EMR Global Bridges meetings and online national smoking cessation training […]

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Jordan launches 2016-18 tobacco control roadmap

By globalbridges

In response to the alarming rates of smoking that are among the highest in the region, the Ministry of Health (MoH) – with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center (KHCF/KHCC) – recently completed the development and launch of a time-bound roadmap aimed at reversing the tobacco epidemic […]

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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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Putting the “O” in Action: Commentary on 2015 WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic

By Thomas Glynn

The World Health Organization (WHO) last week published its periodic assessment of the state of global tobacco use and control. This year’s report is particularly important, as it comes during the tenth anniversary of the world’s first public health treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The report assesses progress on the six “MPOWER” measures […]

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