On the 11th of March 2022, health professionals, academics, and researchers from Portugal, Spain, Belgium, and the UK will get together in the framework of a Conference entitled “Challenges in the Implementation of Smoking Cessation Training”. The Conference will take place in Coimbra in a hybrid format (online and in person). The program and the registration link are posted on the following link: Free registration at the following link:


Tobacco use is a significant public health hazard, responsible for nearly 700.000 annual deaths in Europe. Despite these figures, still 28% of European adults are smokers with the consequent risk of maintaining and even increasing the burden of tobacco-related diseases across the continent. Students from healthcare professions are expected to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to treating tobacco dependence to reduce the burden of tobacco-related diseases. 

During the Conference experts in tobacco control will talk about how to implement smoking cessation education to future health professionals during their educational years. Portuguese scholars and members of the INSTrUCT project (an ERASMUS + project) will share their training solutions to teach students how to support smokers to quit, and consequently, help them to contribute to tackling the tobacco epidemic in Europe.

The International Meeting will cover the following objectives:

• To share innovative experiences and relevant scientific contributions based on the experience of international experts in the field of smoking cessation;

• To disclose the process of construction, implementation and evaluation of this innovative strategy based on new technologies (INSTrUCT);

• Disseminate the INSTrUCT (online educational resource on smoking cessation) to all higher health education institutions in Europe;

• To reinforce the international network in which projects in the field of smoking cessation are developed.

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