Signatures to joint E-Cigarettes Declaration

A Declaration on E-Cigarettes was endorsed and signed on Wednesday June 10th by the chairpersons of the two International Networks working with health professionals and health services. Pictured with the signed Declaration is Raffaele Zoratti (Italy, chairperson of the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH) and  Miriam Gunning (Ireland) chairperson of the ENSH-Global Network of Tobacco Free Health Care Services (ENSH-Global). The main thrust of the Declaration is ...

May 31st World No Tobacco Day

WNTD 2015 slogan is “Stop illicit trade of tobacco products”WHO estimates that the illicit tobacco market may account for as much as one in every 10 cigarettes consumed globally. Almost all countries throughout the world are subject to illicit trade in some form or another. http://www.who.int/campaigns/no-tobacco-day/2015/event/en/ While not the most critical topic for ENSH-Global members, WNTD is an important day for action on tobacco control.  To help raise and stimulate action on ...

ENSH-Global General Assembly 2015, June 10th, Oslo,Norway

ENSH-Global is now entering a new and exciting phase of development. The comprehensive General Assembly agenda includes important business items together with an update on all ENSH-Global activity. Key agenda items: the election of a new Board, change in registration with new Statutes under Swiss law, proposal for Coordination Center, updated standards - next steps, planned projects for 2015-2016 and a review of future opportunities for all members to network ...

Ireland set to be lead Europe on “plan packaging”

  The Irish government has given approval for draft laws to compel tobacco companies to use plain packaging on all the products they sell in the Republic . This approval represents a significant public health initiative and reaffirms this Ireland’s reputation as a global leader in tobacco control.   Read more here   Ireland likely to be the first country in the EU to bring in plain packaging on cigarettes.    Read more here

New Swiss Smokefree Campaign launched for 2015

The Forum Tobacco Prevention and Treatment of Tobacco Addictionin Health Care Services Switzerland (FTGS) in partnership with ENSH Switzerland announced the 2015 Smokefree Campaign for Switzerland. Ms. Susann Koalick, President FTGS and Coordinator ENSH Switzerland announced that the "SmokeFree" tobacco prevention campaign was launched by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), the cantons and NGOs.The main focus of the campaign is to raise awareness of the dangers of tobacco ...

Scotland bans E-Cigarettes use in health services

Patients and visitors will be banned from using electronic cigarettes in hospital grounds across Scotland within weeks. Read more here   ENSH-Global strong supports this decision and encourages all ENSH-Global members to advocate for similar action in their organisations, networks and countries. Read more

Irish Media Coverage of Tobacco

Big Tobacco threaten as Irish Minister of Health announces commitment to the introduction of plain packaging in Ireland in the near future.

23rd International HPH Conference

Dear all! Please note that you can now register for the 23rd International HPH Conference to be held in Oslo, Norway, from June 10-12, 2015 at http://www.hphconferences.org/oslo2015/ The conference programm is developing very well, international experts will participate in a very interesting conference in an amazing city! See the programme here: http://www.hphconferences.org/oslo2015/programme And don't forget to contribute to the programme yourself by submitting your abstract for the conference at http://www.hphconferences.org/abstract-submission/about-submission.html      

HSE's QUIT Campaign wins 2 ADFX 2014 awards

The HSE's QUIT campaign has won two ADFX awards at the IAPI Advertising Effectiveness Awards for 2014. ADFX awards are given to advertising campaigns that deliver real results, and this year, marked the powerful impact made by recent QUIT campaign adverts featuring the late Gerry Collins, his family, and their experience of his smoking-related lung cancer. Related Content - View Gerry's ads here At the awards, held on September 4th at the ...

Start the conversation campaign

Start the conversation forms part of the larger Supporting Patients to be Smokefree Project. It aims to ensure all people who access the Victorian health system are asked about their smoking and offered support to quit. The project is led by Alfred Health and funded by the Victorian Department of Health. Start the conversation challenges health professionals to raise the topic of smoking with their patients. The stories on this site are ...

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Signatures to joint E-Cigarettes Declaration

A Declaration on E-Cigarettes was endorsed and signed on Wednesday June 10th by the chairpersons of the two International Networks working with health professionals and health services. Pictured with the signed Declaration is ...

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May 31st World No Tobacco Day

WNTD 2015 slogan is “Stop illicit trade of tobacco products”WHO estimates that the illicit tobacco market may account for as much as one in every 10 cigarettes consumed globally. Almost all countries ...

read more here


ENSH-Global General Assembly 2015, June 10th, Oslo,Norway

ENSH-Global is now entering a new and exciting phase of development. The comprehensive General Assembly agenda includes important business items together with an update on all ENSH-Global activity. Key agenda items: the ...

read more here