UK Report on New evidence: Gradual v. Abrupt Smoking Cessation

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.This evidence was contained in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine* looked at the short term quit rates for 697 smokers either quitting abruptly or reducing by 75% in the two weeks before their ...

Tobacco Free Ireland and the Endgame!

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.

Symposium, April 1, 2016 Zurich / Switzerland

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). The symposium programme offered a mix of workshops and presentations which allowed participants an opportunity to exchange ideas and take away concrete proven examples of good practice. In this way good practice and innovate ideas hopefully will be shared with colleagues in ...

Barcelona WHO Collaborating Center - Tobacco Control Seminars

New webpage of the WHO Collaborating Center for Tobacco Control, Tobacco Control Unit, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-IDIBELL).This repository hosts the videos and slides presented at of the “Tobacco Control Seminars” and the WHO-CC wishes to make them publicly available to people beyond those who attended the Seminars.Director of the ICO-IDIBELL is Esteve Fernández, former Chair of ENSH-Global and founder of the Catalan Network of Tobacco-free Healthcare Services.

6th Nicotine Conference at Barmelweid, Swiitzerland

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 ...

24TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH PROMOTING HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SERVICES

The 24th International HPH Conference will focus on "Creating a Culture of Health through Innovation and Partnership”. This an important topic for ENSH-Global and for implementing successful tobacco management within healthcare services. ENSH-Global will present 1 poster and 2 orally presentation within the frame of the conference. Active participation and input at this conference is strongly encouraged, view the programme on the conference website.The conference is being hosted in YALE ...

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 ...

Tobacco-Free Stadia - collaboration opportunity!

Building on work to make EURO 2016, smoke-free for the first time, the World Heart Federation has worked through UEFA and Healthy Stadia Network and has developed a guide for implementing tobacco-free stadium policy. The English version is available on the Healthy Stadia website. There is a short and a long version. It also comes with training presentations. UEFA has recently presented this to all its national football associations in a ...

E-Cigarettes – Will history repeat itself or will public health learn the lessons from history?

The concluding question posed by Prof. Luke Clancy and Kate Babineau in their article entitled “E-cigarettes: effective cessation tools or public health threat?,”recently published in QJM:An International Journal of Medicine, 2016, 79–81.

Noway considers legislation for E-cigarettes with nicotine

Norway will shortly discuss legislation on the sale and distribution of nicotine containing e - cigarettes.  ENSH Norway, an integral entity within HPH Norway is delighted to be in a position to bring the co-signed ENSH-Global and International HPH Declaration on E -Cigarettes to the attention of the Norwegian government. As a background to their discuss the Norwegian government is take into consideration theEU directive 2014/40/ on EU. tobacco and tobacco ...

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Tobacco Free Ireland and the Endgame!

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 ...

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UK Report on New evidence: Gradual v. Abrupt Smoking Cessation

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 ...

read more here


6th Nicotine Conference at Barmelweid, Swiitzerland

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 ...

read more here