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On World No Tobacco Day, reflections on treatment

By Global Bridges

This year, the tobacco control community is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), amidst a candid debate about whether sufficient progress had been achieved to warrant celebration. Initial progress on treatment (the “O” in MPOWER) has been especially slow. Although FCTC Article 14 guidelines were adopted in November 2010, […]

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King Hussein Cancer Center hosts international experts to support tobacco control in Jordan

By Global Bridges EMR

The King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) -Cancer Control Office- held a national technical conference entitled ”Strengthening Tobacco Control in Jordan” earlier this week. With all stakeholders –governmental and non-governmental- represented, the conference sought to create a forum to share national successes and benefit from the experience of international experts in informing Jordan’s tobacco control plans […]

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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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