Five members of the Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) participated in the XIV Congress of the National Committee for the Prevention of Smoking (CNPT) held in Seville on Friday 14 June. During the event, which was attended by the heads of entities involved in the prevention of smoking, several research projects of the unit were presented. […]

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The second annual meeting of the PIECES project, an ambitious EU-funded project led by members of the Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), took place in Utrecht (The Netherlands) on 10-11 June. The event brought together partners from 15 countries to share the latest developments in their respective working groups. This […]

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On the occasion of Smoke-Free Week and World No Tobacco Day 2024, the Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), in collaboration with the University of Barcelona (UB), has produced a series of videos to debunk five myths about tobacco. Starring UB medical and nursing students, the videos aim to debunk […]

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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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