Smoking Cessation Training: INSTrUCT an Open Educational Resource, a Solution to be Implemented in Higher Education in Europe

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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Laura Antón returns to the position of vice-president of the board of the Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services

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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Infografics and videos on SHS exposure in outdoor and indoor places

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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Participation of UCT in the XII Conference of the SCATT

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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New article from the ECTEC-S study (Follow-up of a cohort of nursing students in Catalonia) published in the Journal of Professional Nursing

Researchers from the Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology-University of Barcelona have published results on the determinants of follow-up of a cohort of nursing students from Catalonia in the Journal of Professional Nursing. Of the 4,381 participants in the baseline study conducted in the 2015-2016 academic year, 25% (1,097) participated in the […]

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FIA continues accepting sponsorship from tobacco industry

FIA, a global organization that promotes motor sport, continues accepting sponsorship from tobacco industry. The organization that promotes roads safety at the same time accepts sponsorship from the industry that contributes to more than 8 million deaths worldwide each year due to tobacco consumption. Such sponsorship is not acceptable! On May 2022, Spain hosts Formula 1 […]

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Workshop for JOIA smokers

On May 10, the nurses of the Tobacco Control Unit (UCT) Clinic, Anna Riccobene and Marta Enríquez,  held two informative-motivational workshops for smokers at the Joia Foundation. This non-profit organization offers insertion services to people with mental disorders in 10 centers in Barcelona. Specifically, the activity was held at the headquarters of Bac de Roda in […]

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Day of debate on tobacco industry interference

New challenges for tobacco control: is there interference from the tobacco industry in Spain? The answer to this question was extensively debated in a monographic conference on the 27th of April and the conclusion was strongly “yes”. In fact, the tobacco industry has been and still is interfering both on a national and international level […]

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Jornada sobre la Interferencia de la Industria del Tabaco

La industria del tabaco interfiere en los esfuerzos de salud pública para el control del tabaco mediante maniobras para secuestrar el proceso político y legislativo; exagerar la importancia económica de la industria; manipular la opinión pública para obtener la apariencia de respetabilidad; fabricando apoyo a través de grupos de fachada; desacreditar la ciencia probada; e […]

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“Cancer prevention route” in El Masnou

The Cancer Prevention Route took place on April 7 in El Masnou, as part of the Health Week activities organized by the El Masnou city council with the collaboration of the Table of Community Health of El Masnou and the Sant Franscesc d’Asís Foundation The route was in charge of The Tobacco Control Unit and […]

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