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Global Bridges and SCLC projects featured in Summit poster booklet

By Global Bridges

A booklet of posters from the 2016 Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit hosted at the Mayo Clinic in May is now available on the Global Bridges Resources page. It features work presented by Global Bridges and Smoking Cessation Leadership Center grantees. J. Taylor Hays, chair of Global Bridges and director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, […]

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Training for medical students in Jordan on tobacco dependence treatment

By Rushd Al-Shama

Having a lot of passion for helping people quit the deadly habit of tobacco use, I decided I need to partake in the Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TDT) training organized by the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) for the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA-Jo) held in Amman from 22-23 July 2016. 51 students attended […]

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Study shares data on primary care intervention boosting smoking cessation rates

By Global Bridges

Research from the National Lung Screening Trial suggests that smoking cessation following lung screenings may increase when primary care providers offer counseling and arrange follow-up sessions for patients. The study examined the rate of delivery of the 5As (ask, advise, assess, assist, and arrange a follow-up) to 3,336 high-risk current or former smokers and its […]

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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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Trainings in Bolivia address tobacco dependence in primary care

By globalbridges

If current smoking patterns persist, tobacco will kill 1 billion people this century, with an estimated 70% to 80% of those deaths occurring in low or middle income countries. In Bolivia, tobacco is among the top three risk factors accounting for the burden of disease,[1] smoking prevalence is 25% and the tobacco death toll is […]

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LifeFirst trainings engage, equip healthcare professionals in India

By globalbridges

LifeFirst is a tobacco dependence treatment service based upon international evidence-based standards and protocols yet is adapted to the Indian context. The service is an initiative of the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation along with co-partners Salaam Bombay Foundation, Prince Aly Khan Hospital and Mind Temple. LifeFirst is building a team of healthcare professionals with skills to […]

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