Catalan Institut of Oncology L’Hospitalet, along with Benito Menni CASM and San Josep Clinic of the Althaia Foundation in Manresa have been renewed with the ‘gold level’ of the International Network of Smoke-Free Hospitals (GNTH, Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services). The three hospitals have renewed this award given in 2017. This award was […]

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We have the pleasure of inviting you to the Public Launch of the INSTrUCT Programme, an “Innovative e-learning educational resource in smoking cessation” funded by ERASMUS+ from the European Commission (https://instruct-elearning.eu/). INSTrUCT is the result of a strategic partnership of 8 academic and research organisations to provide education and training on smoking cessation for Health Science Degrees in […]

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On September the 30th we celebrated the 6th Tobacco and Mental Health Confernce after a few years without being able to celebrate it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Secretary of Public Health of Catalonia, Dra. Carmen Cabezas welcomed the conference and emphasized the importance of intervening in tobacco control and especially in people affected […]

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On October the 14th we celebrated the XX Trobada de la Xarxa (Catalan Network of Smoke-Free Hospitals). It was a very special occasion because, not only was it the twentieth, but we were able to celebrate it in person after two years of having to do it virtually. The meeting was held at the Department […]

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On October 7, the INSTrUCT project was presented, this is an open educational resource to train health science students in how to offer support in smoking cessation. This project led by the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) and the University of Barcelona (UB) was held in a hybrid format, both face-to-face and online, with a […]

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On the 7th of October 2022 the Catalan Institute of Oncology and the University of Barcelona will host a Multiplier Event to present the final version of INSTrUCT, an Open Educational Resource in smoking cessation addressed to students undertaking degrees in health professions. During the multiplier event, experts in tobacco control and academics will talk […]

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The psychologist and researcher of the Tobacco Control Unit (TCU), Laura Antón, renews the position of vice-president on the board of the Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services (GNTH) for the next two years. The position was elected by voting during the GNTH General Assembly, placed on May 16 in Switzerland, and in which […]

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One of the studies conducted within the the TackSHS Project focused on the evaluation of second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure in public and private settings in several EU countries by measuring airborne nicotine. Besides the scientific publications already available in Open Access, the Public Health Agency of Barcelona Team, the leader of the study, prepared infographics and videos […]

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On Wednesday May 25th, the first day of the XXIII Smoke-Free Week, the XII Conference of the Catalan Society for the Care and Treatment of Tobacco Consumption was held at the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.  The Conference was in face-to-face format after two years, which provided a good meeting […]

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