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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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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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King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center Participate in ‘World Conference on Tobacco or Health’ in Abu Dhabi

By Global Bridges

The King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), and the Cancer Control Office (CCO) at King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) – headed by Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired, the Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation – participated in the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH). Held between 17 -21 March, 2015, in Abu […]

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Costa Rica’s tobacco control law benefits Ticos and tourists alike

By Global Bridges

In March 2012, after an arduous process of discussion and lobbying, Costa Rica’s national legislative and executive branches approved and promulgated the General Tobacco Control Act. The main objective of this Act is to establish the necessary measures to protect the people from the health, social, environmental and economic consequences of the consumption of tobacco […]

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Highlights from ERS Annual Congress 2013

By Gustavo Zabert

The Global Bridges Initiative was presented during tobacco sessions of the European Respiratory Society Annual Congress. During the discussion, attendees acknowledged the existing gap and a global need in fostering smoking cessation as a public health strategy to tackle the tobacco epidemic. COPD Worldwide and Tobacco Facts Joan B. Soriano, Director of Epidemiology and Clinical […]

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Tobacco use among Nigerian women: Implications for tobacco control policy in Nigeria

By Global Bridges

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with more than 160 million people, about half of which are female. Tobacco use is reported to be relatively low among Nigerian women, less than one percent. These apparently low rates provide a potentially large opportunity for the tobacco industry to increase its market share, particularly among […]

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Smokeless Tobacco No Cure for Quitting Smoking

By J Taylor Hays

In its 2012 legislative session the Kansas House of Representatives passed a resolution (Kansas HR 6026) “requesting the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to conduct a study regarding tobacco harm reduction.” The resolution specifically directed the KDHE to recommend whether the state should incorporate the promotion of harm reduction by encouraging smokers to switch […]

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WNTD 2012: Health Fair in Jordan

By Global Bridges

Amman, Jordan – Every year, World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is celebrated around the world on May 31 as a reminder that all tobacco use is deadly. The theme for 2012 focused on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine tobacco control efforts and the serious […]

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WNTD 2012: Global Bridges in Jamaica

By Global Bridges

Big Tobacco did its best to promote its image in Jamaica for World No Tobacco Day but ended up highlighting the importance of this year’s WNTD focus on tobacco industry interference. For several days leading up to WNTD 2012, local cigarette manufacturer Carreras Limited, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco, announced a new youth scholarship […]

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