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Lessons from the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification Program at Mayo Clinic

By Global Bridges

Andrea Glahn, MA, of the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), recently participated in the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Education Program’s Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification, January 30 through February 3, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida. Andrea is the Project Officer for ENSP in the Global Bridges grant-funded project EuroPean Accredited Curriculum on Tobacco Treatment-2, which seeks […]

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Project SCCoPE discusses success, eyes potential to be a cessation “game changer”

By Rajmohan Panda

Since its inception, Project SCCoPE has been able to mark its presence felt in India, especially in the intervention states of Odisha and Rajasthan. It has received tremendous support from the state governments and the respective state level tobacco control cells. We have trained primary care physicians on tobacco cessation with an aim that cessation […]

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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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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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Focus groups explore Fruitful students’ experiences

By Cristina Martinez

About 250 clinicians, mainly doctors and nurses, have enrolled in the Online Tobacco Cessation Training Program adapted to the reality of three hospitals in Latin America through the Fruitful Project: The Institute of Oncology in Bolivia East Hospital Cancer Dr. Bernardo del Valle in Guatemala The National Institute of Respiratory and Environment Diseases (INERAM) in […]

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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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Tobacco control success stories in Tunisia

By Mounira Masmoudi Nabli

A training of trainers (ToT) seminar on tobacco dependence treatment (TDT), led by the team from the King Hussein Cancer Center of Jordan and by an expert from Egypt, brought together 20 participants from the following specialties: pulmonology, oncology, occupational medicine and responsible for tobacco control of the Ministry of Health. The training produced many general recommendations for strengthening tobacco control in Tunisia.

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