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, […]
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 […]
An article by Global Bridges grantee and University of Ottawa Heart Institute program director Sophia Papadakis, Ph.D, was recently published in the Annals of Family Medicine, highlighting the effectiveness of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation in primary care practice.
We’ve compiled the Storify below to collate tweets using #TDTSummit16 during the CONNECT grantee meeting on May 22, 2016. [View the story “CONNECT Global Bridges-SCLC Grantee Meeting” on Storify]
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 […]
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 […]
João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia, MD, Global Bridges grantee and president of the ABC Center for Mental Health Studies in São Paulo, shared a recent talk he gave on a Brazilian open access TV channel. cigarro: de símbolo de status à condenação, com joão maurício maia from cpfl cultura on Vimeo.
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 […]
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, smoking prevalence is 25% and the tobacco death toll is […]
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 […]