General Assembly of GNTH. New board with participation of the Tobacco Control Unit of the ICO

On October 23rd, the General Assembly of the Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services (GNTH) was held, which included 25 representatives from 19 members of this Network. As a representative of the Catalan Network of Smoke-Free Hospitals, Laura Antón, psychologist at the Tobacco Control Unit (ICO) and technical coordinator of the Catalan Network of […]

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3-month research stay at the Union South-East Asia Office

One of the Tobacco Control Unit members, Bela, has started her 3-months research stay in The Union South-East Asia (USEA) Region office in New Delhi, India since the beginning of this month. Under the mentorship of Dr. Rana J Singh, her stay aims to understand the current status of e-cigarette regulation and context in South-East […]

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Kick off Meeting of the European project INSTrUCT

On the 11th and 12th of November 2019, 20 academics and researchers from 7 EU Universities together with members of the Tobacco Control Unit at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (coordinator) held the kick-off meeting of the INSTrUCT project funded by ERASMUS + in Barcelona. INSTrUCT is an educational and research project aimed at developing […]

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The Union Conference

One of our Tobacco Control Unit team, Beladenta Amalia, participated in The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad, India which was held from 30th Oct until 2nd Nov 2019. The Conference offered a cutting-edge scientific showcase and community programme in the field of of tuberculosis, tobacco control, and other lung-related issues to […]

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Tobacco and cannabis use in the UK amongst young adults

March 18th, 2019 (15:30 h. – 16:30 h.) | L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona. Spain Hannah Walsh is a mental health nurse and a PhD student, currently studying at King’s College London, UK. Her topic focuses on the co-use of tobacco and cannabis, and she is developing evidence to support an intervention which could target co-use amongst […]

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Qüestionari KABO

La Unitat de Control del Tabac (ICO) ha dissenyat i testat el qüestionari KABO. Aquest és un instrument vàlid en mesurar els “Coneixements, Actituds, Comportaments i elements Organitzatius” que influeixen en la implementació de les intervencions per deixar de fumar als centres sanitaris. El qüestionari KABO és una escala auto administrada que valora el nivell d’actuació […]

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Horizon 2020 Funding for Tobacco Control

On 18th of October 2018, European Respiratory Society and the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention organised the final EUREST-PLUS workshop that took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. Horizon 2020 funded projects on lung diseases prevention were presented and their coordinators provided the insights into the best successes from these projects. The […]

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