Season Greetings to All!

ENSH-Global Board sends greetings and best wishes to all.We thank you for your support, participation and commitment to our tobacco-free healthcare work that brings together so many unique cultures, challenges and solutions that contribute to a changing culture in tobacco use within healthcare services globally. You inspire us and support us to keep going!Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!Miriam Gunning, Chair ENSH-Global on behalf of ALL Board members

GOLD Forum Promoted in Finland (12122016)

At the recent Tobacco and Health Symposium in Helsinki on 29th November, a poster of the nomination requirements for participation in the GOLD Forum Process was presented by Sinikka Krogerus and Reetta-Maija Luhta. Sinikka and Reetta-Maija, who lead and support the implementation of the ENSH-Global standards in Finland, believe that some of their healthcare services are ready to participate in a future GOLD Process. 

Taiwan International Conference Celebrates 10 years of activity (12122016)

The 2016 International Conference on Health Promotion and Health Care Services was held by the Taiwan Network of Health Promoting Hospital and Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare on November 27, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.The conference was opened by Ying-Wei Wang Director General Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare. Tobacco-free activity and progressive achievements of healthcare services throughout Taiwan were presented and celebrated. 

New quick and easy clinic locator to help tobacco users quit (13122016)

The Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) recentlyupdated its website Quit.ie to include the most comprehensive map of HSEsmoking cessation support clinics around Ireland. The HSE has 74 smokingcessation clinics around Ireland in community and hospital settings to helpsupport you quit smoking for good. The new clinic locator helps tobaccousers to find a cessation support clinic near them. To browse click on link:https://www.quit.ie/I-Want-to-Quit/Support-Services/.

Tobacco-Free Preconference -Save the Date! (18012017)

“New Way`s for the future – Looking back and thinking ahead”.This is the theme of the Tobacco-free preconference taking place on Wednesday, April 12th from 9.00 – 15.30 in Vienna. The preconference is a collaboration between the Global Network and the Austrian HPH Network. The event will provide a clear and challenging insight into tobacco control opportunities and obligations for healthcare services and professionals under FCTC and EU Directives. The GOLD Forum Event ...

Tobacco Control Seminars - February/March (FREE)

The Tobacco Control Unit/ WHO Collaborating Center on Tobacco Control, Barcelona invites everyone to join them at one of three upcoming Tobacco Control Seminars in February and March 2017.These Seminars are aimed at introducing challenging topics and on-going research on tobacco control by national and international experts in a friendly environment. They are open to professionals and students in the wide field of tobacco control and registration is free.  To ...

A study of two tobacco free campuses in Ireland (02032017)

The aim of the research was to determine to what extent two campuses were tobacco free and to establish what can be done to improve implementation of hospital smoke free campuses.This study abstract and print version are available for download.

innovative initiative from the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Cork University Hospital, Ireland.(02022017)

This is a piece of recently published research on PubMed from Epilepsy Service, Cork University Hospital which represents an excellent example of clinical leadership. This shows with certainty that all 24 identified smokers, treated with dual NRT succeeded in remaining 100% smoke-free for the duration of their planned 7 day admission for in-patient video EEG monitoring. This was supported by a clear policy developed to optimize patient safety and the ...

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