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Once again this year, the Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) has teamed up with the JOIA Foundation to help patients with mental disorders quit smoking. This non-profit organisation provides integration services for people with mental disorders in 10 centres in Barcelona. Specialist nurses from UCT’s outpatient clinic gave an informative workshop to a number of patients, […]

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A study led by the Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), in collaboration with the Health Department of Catalonia and six hospitals in the province of Barcelona, has demonstrated the effectiveness of a proactive, motivational telephone intervention in getting patients with severe mental disorders to stop smoking. It is estimated that […]

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The Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) and nearly thirty anti-smoking groups and social and health organisations met on 22nd March with the Minister of Health, Mónica García, to evaluate the Comprehensive Plan for the Prevention and Control of Smoking 2024-2027. The meeting was attended by the head of the department, Esteve Fernández, and the deputy head, […]

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The Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) continues to grow. Two new members have joined its multidisciplinary team. Montse Fernández, a nurse with more than 20 years of experience at the health centre, joins the team as a nurse in the smoking counselling unit, responsible for diagnosing, treating and monitoring […]

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On March 20th, the Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) and the Institute of Social Marketing at the University of Stirling co-organized a Workshop titled “Smoke-Free Homes: How Can We Protect the Greatest Number of Non-Smokers Exposed to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke?”. The Workshop served as a pre-conference event for the SRNT 2024 Annual Meeting.  During the event, […]

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The Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) and the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) have hosted two researchers from the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine of Japan to present the results of their work on antimicrobial resistance and the impact of health policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Asian country. Shinya Tsuzuki is head […]

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On March 20th, the Institute for Social Marketing and Health (University of Stirling) and the Tobacco Control Unit (Catalan Institute of Oncology) teams organize the Workshop Smoke-free Homes: How Do We Protect the Greatest Number of Non-smokers Exposed to Second-hand Tobacco Smoke? as a pre-conference event of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco […]

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The Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) of the Catalan Oncology Institute (ICO) participated last Friday in the 14th Conference of the Catalan Society for Tobacco Care and Treatment (SCATT). This new edition brought together more than 300 health professionals. It highlighted the need to dispel myths about tobacco, especially among young people, and the importance of […]

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