NCSCT UK reported recently on new evidence that quitting smoking abruptly is more likely to lead to lasting abstinence than cutting down first, even for smokers who initially prefer to quit by gradual reduction.read more here
Every second year experts “make a pilgrimage”to the Nicotine Conference at Barmelweid in Switzerland because tobaccoprevention is important and necessary.
One out of seven deaths in Switzerland is linked to tobacco consumption (FederalOffice of Statistics, 2012).
About 80 health experts exchanged experiences on March 31st 2016 at the 6th Nicotine Conference in Barmelweid. The conference focused on different therapeutic approaches with conference speakers sharing their insights into different approaches and guidelines for tobacco cessation as briefly outlined below.
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The 24th International HPH Conference will focus on "Creating a Culture of Health through Innovation and Partnership”.read more here
Tobacco Free Ireland (TFI) was launched inOctober 2013. It sets a target for Ireland to have a smoking prevalence rate ofless than 5% by 2025, effectively making the country a tobacco free society. Read more on the Ireland.read more here
The highly successful 1st ENSH-Global Symposium was hosted by ENSH Switzerland. In all 18 experts attended from 7 ENSH-Global member networks (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland).read more here
New webpage of the WHO Collaborating Center for Tobacco Control, Tobacco Control Unit, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-IDIBELL).read more here
ENSH-Global Network for Tobacco Free Health Care Services is an independent, international, non-profit association whose main aim is to develop a common strategy amongst health care services active in tobacco prevention and cessation worldwide.
Since its creation in 1999, the ENSH-Global has developed a practice based and continuously evaluated concept to establish comprehensive tobacco free policies in hospitals and health care facilities.
The sharing of information and experiences through coordinated activities and projects are the main objective. During the last 10 years, the ENSH concept has also become an important advocacy tool to enhance the involvement of health professionals in tobacco control.read more here