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Q&A: Global Bridges grantee discusses tobacco dependence treatment and advocacy efforts in Macedonia

By Global Bridges

The Global Bridges team connected with Marija Zdraveska, M.D., MMsci, primary investigator of the Collaborative Development of a Continuing Education Program to Train Healthcare Providers on Tobacco Cessation Counseling in the Republic of Macedonia and president of the Macedonian Respiratory Society, to learn more about her team’s Global Bridges-funded project.

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Global Bridges, Japan Cancer Society announce collaborative partnership

By Global Bridges

Global Bridges, based at Mayo Clinic, and the Japan Cancer Society are proud to announce a new collaborative partnership to build capacity for tobacco dependence treatment in Japan. In 2004, Japan became a party to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which enabled Japan to implement comprehensive tobacco control measures.  However, despite […]

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Brazilian GB grantee appears on TV to discuss smoking epidemics

By João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia

In this Brazilian TV program (Café Filosófico – TV Cultura), João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia MD explores tobacco smoking history, its associations and portrayal of its use with luxury and glamour in the past, and intriguingly, its subsequent transformation into a mass consumption industrialized product encouraged by advertising and film. Then, he talks about the next phase […]

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International Pharmaceutical Federation shares guide to establishing tobacco-free communities

By Global Bridges

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) recently published a guide for pharmacists aiming to encourage tobacco-free communities. It includes tobacco dependence treatment methods such as patient education and advice, behavioral therapy, self-help materials and telephone counseling. The document provides an overview of various tobacco cessation activities in which pharmacists are involved. The authors noted three areas […]

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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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UNRWA premises in Jordan go 100% smoke free

By globalbridges

By Rawan Shihab Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired, Director of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, an event held at the agency’s field office in Amman, Jordan, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced going 100% smoke free in all its premises from schools to clinics and […]

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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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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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King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center (KHCF/KHCC) award the first round of the ‘Smoke-Free Zone Certificate’

By Rasha Bader

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, and with the attendance of HRH Princess Dina Mired, Director General of King Hussein Cancer Foundation, the “Smoke-Free Zone Certificate” was awarded earlier this month to qualifying Jordanian organizations. This initiative aims to create an […]

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Hikma Pharmaceuticals awarded “Smoke-Free Zone” Certificate

By Hana Ramadan

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Jordan’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, was recently awarded the “Smoke-Free Zone” Certificate, by the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center (KHCF/KHCC). The certificate was awarded during a ceremony held under the patronage of HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) and in the presence […]

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