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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The Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) has recently welcomed three new members to its cross-functional team: two new researchers and a communications specialist.  Isabel Barroso, who wholds a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Barcelona (UB) and a Master’s degree in Preventive Medicine and Public […]

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Last Tuesday, December 5th, our colleague Kenza Laroussy read her doctoral thesis in the Sala de Grados of the Faculty of Nursing of the Bellvitge Campus. The tribunal members, Professor Maria Teresa Lluch Canut (University of Barcelona), Dr. Mónica Pérez Rios (University of Santiago de Compostela) and Dr. Albert Espelt Hernández (Autonomous University of Barcelona), […]

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The Tobacco Control Unit (TCU) of ICO actively engaged in the 27th International Nursing Research Conference, alongside the X Iberoamerican Congress of Qualitative Research in Health, hosted by the Research Unit in Care and Health Services (Investén-isciii) from November 15 to 17 in Valladolid. During the event, Researcher Nathália Silva Fontana Rosa, a collaborator of […]

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The Head of the Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology, Esteve Fernández, has been appointed by the Minister of Health as the new president of the Advisory Council on Smoking in Catalonia. The Advisory Council on Smoking in Catalonia aims to advise and promote different actions to prevent and control smoking in […]

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The PIECES Consortium, comprising a Horizon Europe-funded collaborative team of cancer prevention experts and implementation scientists, recently gathered in Amsterdam on November 2nd and 3rd for a pivotal meeting aimed at piloting and designing an advanced primary cancer prevention implementation toolkit (PCP-IT) that is being designed to facilitate the implementation of cancer prevention interventions. The […]

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In 2022, the Tobacco Control Unit became an advocacy partner of the Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) Coalition, a specialised network comprising of independent EU and national organisations with technical expertise in tobacco control policy. On November 7th, the Tobacco Control Unit participated in the Workshop on Tobacco Taxation organised by the SFP. Increasing tobacco taxes […]

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Three Ph.D. candidates from UTC, namely Kenza Laroussy, Judith Saura, and Ayaka Teshima, participated in the Ph.D. Day organized by IDIBELL on November 10th. Kenza delivered an oral presentation, while Judith and Ayaka presented posters during the conference. All these research projects were developed with the support of the UTC team and some associated expert […]

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