The “llars sense fum” project begins

Past Thursday, January 13, we had the first meeting of the project “Effectiveness of an evidence-based intervention to promote smoke-free homes: randomized controlled trial” financed by the Carlos III Health Institute. This study is coordinated by the ICO/IDIBELL Tobacco Control Unit in collaboration with researchers from the Public Health Agencies of Barcelona (ASPB) and Catalonia […]

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Interference of the Tobacco Industry: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

For a long time, the tobacco industry has been interfering in tobacco control policies at the local, regional, and global level by means of varied tactics. These aggressive tactics try to undermine the public health efforts including the WHO FCTC and include, as described by WHO, maneuvering to hijack the political and legislative process; exaggerating […]

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New article from ISCI_SEC study at the“International Journal of Nursing Scholarship”.

Researchers from the Tobacco Control Unit have identified factors associated with changes in smoking patterns during and after one month of hospital discharge among smokers. This work has been published in the International Journal of Nursing Scholarship. The study included a representative cohort of adult smokers from four centres (2 in Catalonia and 2 in […]

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UCT’S RECOGNITION AT THE GNTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Annual Conference of the GNTH International Network – Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services was held on October 13th. Under the title “Challenges”, and this year in online format, we wanted to give visibility to the recently awarded with the recognition WHO World No Tobacco Day 2021, on the one hand the German […]

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New article from the ECTEC study at the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

Researchers at the Tobacco Control Unit-University of Barcelona have published results about  “knowledge, attitudes, and training in tobacco dependence and cessation treatment” from the ECTEC study at the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Nursing students are part of the future health labor force; thus, knowing their knowledge and participation in tobacco control is of […]

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Another new Doctor from the Tobacco Control Unit: Beladenta Amalia has defended her PhD thesis

We are very pleased that on 16th June 2021, one of our team members, Beladenta Amalia, has successfully presented her doctoral thesis entitled “Environmental and bystanders’ exposure to secondhand aerosols of electronic cigarettes in the European population” at Campus Bellvitge, Universitat de Barcelona. The Dissertation comprises five original papers in leading journals. The Dissertation comprehensively […]

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El progreso del control del tabaco en América Latina: Resultados de la primera edición de la “Tobacco Control Scale” en las Américas

Os anunciamos el cuarto “Tobacco Control Webinar” del ICO/Centro Colaborador de la OMS para el Control del Tabaco. En esta ocasión, y como parte de nuestra celebración del Día Mundial sin Tabaco, presentaremos la versión para América Latina de la “Tobacco Control Scale” (TCS-LA). Desde el CC de la OMS hemos adaptado y pilotado en el continente americano la conocida escala […]

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Ph.D. thesis lecture by Ariadna Feliu: “Evaluation of tobacco control policy implementation in European and Latin American countries”

Yesterday, Monday 8th March, International Women’s Day, our colleague, Ariadna Feliu, read her doctoral thesis in the Hall of Degrees of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Campus Bellvitge. The jury formed by the Professor of Public Health Ildefonso Hernández (Universidad de Alicante), the Dr María José Duaso (King’s College London) and the […]

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ICO leads a European educational project that enables students in Health Sciences in Europe to learn how to offer support for smoking cessation

Over a thousand students from four European countries will test the first online learning tool aimed at combating smoking, a pandemic that, despite being non-transmissible, causes 8 million deaths worldwide every year and 700,000 in the European Union. The development and testing of this tool are two of the central objectives of the INSTrUCT Project, […]

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Training session online: Brief Intervention Course on Tobacco Cessation

Are you a Health Science Degree Lecturer/Instructor in one of our Universities? Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat de Lleida, Universidad de Navarra, Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra, King’s College London, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel. Join us! Next 15th – 16th December, the INSTrUCT consortium will hold an online training session about […]

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