The UCT participates in the XIVth CNPT Congress in Seville

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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PIECES project consortium holds annual meeting in Utrecht

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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The UCT participates in the first edition of the EPIBELL conference

The Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) participated this Friday, 7 June, in the first edition of the Research Day of the Epidemiology, Public Health, Cancer Prevention and Palliative Care Programme (EPIBELL) of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL). The main aim of the conference was to strengthen links between the […]

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VIDEO | Young people debunk five smoking myths

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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UCT partners with JOIA Foundation to help people with mental health disorders quit smoking

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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Innovative telephone intervention encourages abstinence from tobacco use among people with mental disorders

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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UCT keeps growing: two new members join the team

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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