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 ...

Electronic Cigarettes: open letter to Margaret Chan, DG of WHO

129 researchers and public health and medical authorities from 31 countries have signed an "open letter" to support WHO’s approach to maintain a position based on scientific evidence on the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). This initiative responds to the statement of a group of 53 specialists that was spread recently defending a strategy of "tobacco harm reduction" through the promotion of electronic cigarettes. In this open letter, the scientists ...

2014 Symposium: Current challenges for global tobacco control: electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes, also called “e-cigarettes” or “e-cigs”, are the most known electronic nicotine delivery system. An e-cigarette is an electronic device commonly shaped like a cigarette and designed to vaporize a mixture of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals that heats the vapor via a battery activated by puffing.   Interest in e-cigarettes has been growing recently among smokers, manufacturers, including leading cigarette companies, and also among tobacco control health professionals, researchers ...

The Endgame: Tobacco Control Workshop 2014

Building capacity in tobacco control in Ireland and Northern Ireland: the evidence, policy and practice. This is the tittle for the Tobacco Control Workshops that are planned by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH). The two workshops, one in Belfast on 5-6 June and the second in Dublin on 9-10 June are aimed at professionals in public health, health promotion and related fields with a specific interest, as well as ...

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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 ...

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.

read more here


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