ICO l’Hospitalet renews the ‘gold level’ by the Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services – GNTH

Catalan Institut of Oncology L’Hospitalet, along with Benito Menni CASM and San Josep Clinic of the Althaia Foundation in Manresa have been renewed with the ‘gold level’ of the International Network of Smoke-Free Hospitals (GNTH, Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services). The three hospitals have renewed this award given in 2017. This award was […]

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Meeting of the Second Joint Action on Tobacco Control a Copenhaguen.

Within the framework of the second Joint Action on Tobacco Control of the European Union, the Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology is leading a work package on smoke-free and aerosols-fre environments from tobacco and nicotine products and on the legislation that refers to the advertising of these products. This Joint Action […]

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INSTrUCT Launching Event

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the Public Launch of the INSTrUCT Programme, an “Innovative e-learning educational resource in smoking cessation” funded by ERASMUS+ from the European Commission (https://instruct-elearning.eu/). INSTrUCT is the result of a strategic partnership of 8 academic and research organisations to provide education and training on smoking cessation for Health Science Degrees in […]

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XX Meeting of the Network – October 14, 2022

On October the 14th we celebrated the XX Trobada de la Xarxa (Catalan Network of Smoke-Free Hospitals). It was a very special occasion because, not only was it the twentieth, but we were able to celebrate it in person after two years of having to do it virtually. The meeting was held at the Department […]

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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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