• Training materials from TDT workshop in Bangladesh

    • 01 Sep 2015
    • Training Material (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Training (TOPIC)
    • Southeast Asia (REGION)

    Training materials from a July 2015 tobacco dependence treatment training workshop at the National Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • The Effect of Systematic Clinical Interventions with Cigarette Smokers on Quit Status and the Rates of Smoking-Related Primary Care Office Visits

    • 20 Sep 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Health Harms (TOPIC)
    • US + Canada (REGION)

    The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence includes 10 key recommendations regarding the identification and the treatment of tobacco users seen in all health care settings. While there is significant research from randomized clinical trials to support the impact of brief tobacco interventions, the USPHS Guideline also states that “it is imperative that new research examine the implication of effective treatments in real-world settings.” With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the rapid adoption of meaningful use (MU) compliant software [5] for electronic health records (EHR), it should be possible to use data collected in these real-world settings to measure the health and economic impact of brief tobacco interventions.

  • REFRESH (Reducing Families’ Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in the Home): A Feasibility Study

    • 15 Jul 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Secondhand Smoke (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    Providing mothers who smoke with personalized measurements of their home’s indoor air quality appears to be a have a positive effect on reducing their children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. This study in the journal Tobacco Control suggests exploring the feasibility of a future large-scale trial using measurements of indoor air quality as part of a complex intervention to reduce children’s exposure to secondhand smoke.