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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“Messing around in times of COVID: interference from the tobacco industry”

Second webinar of the Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology, WHO Collaborating Centre that took place on June 4, 2020. CONCLUSIONS The first speaker, Armando Peruga, MD, epidemiologist, researcher at the Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge and Professor at the Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile, spoke to us about “the tobacco industry’s […]

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JATC 2nd Interim Meeting

The 2nd JATC Interim Meeting took place on February 4-5th, 2020 in Brussels, joined by the members of the Ingredients Subgroup of the Expert Group in Tobacco Control. More than 70 European partners participating in the EU funded project, Joint Action on Tobacco Control, met for the third time after the project’s kick-off, in October […]

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New Tobacco Control Seminar on mixed-methods approaches for tobacco control

We are glad to announce the next Tobacco Control Seminars, organized by the Tobacco Control Unit/ WHO Collaborating Center for Tobacco Control. These Seminars are aimed at introducing challenging topics and on-going research on tobacco control by national and international experts in a friendly environment. They are open to professionals and students in the wide field […]

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