The Tobacco Control Unit (TCU) of ICO participated in the eighth European Conference on Tobacco Control (ECTC) organized by the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP). The conference took place on October 10-12th in Florence, Italy.

Abstracts of two projects on which colleagues from the TCU are working on were presented: Joint Action on Tobacco Control 2 (JATC2) and Smoke-Free Homes.

A dedicated session on JATC2 was held within the conference and 3 abstracts of the results of work package 8 of the project (WP8) were presented. WP8 is led by Esteve Fernández (principal Investigator), Dolores Carnicer-Pont (senior researcher) and Anna Mar López (project manager).

The abstracts focused on Smoke and Aerosol Free Environments (SAFE) and were presented with an analysis of barriers and opportunities for the expansion of SAFE, a review of the literature, and finally, “Position paper” on SAFE best practices, which was presented by Dolors Carnicer-Pont.

In addition, the JATC2 coordination team organized a closed session for project partners. During this session, Anna Mar López gave a short presentation on the work that is being done within WP8. On the other hand, the 3 colleagues from the TCU organized a working session with the partners of the WP8 to talk about possible scientific publications that can come from the work carried out within the group.

On the other hand, Esteve Fernández gave an oral presentation on the project “Llars sense fum” (Smoke-Free Homes), and talked about adapting an innovative “Smoke-free home” intervention in Catalonia through a stakeholder-engaged and systematic approach (IM-Adapt), with the aim of creating smoke-free homes in households with children.

The European Conference on Tobacco Control was a great opportunity to present some of the work that is being done within the TCU through these two projects. In addition, it was a day to learn about the work of other organizations in the field of tobacco control, to meet new experts and to connect with colleagues.

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