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Utilise evidence-based standards with a process of self-audit to support continuous improvement.
Healthcare services worldwide play a vital role in proactively addressing the tobacco epidemic in order to protect population health. So, if your healthcare service wants to get involved, this is a great place to start…
Reviewed in 2015, these evidence-based standards address key elements known to be important in achieving outcomes for tobacco management and tobacco cessation within healthcare services. Together with a process of self-audit, they support sustained commitment and continuous improvement.
The GOLD Forum recognises healthcare services working at the highest level of implementation of tobacco control in accordance with the Global Standards. In addition to recognition, the GOLD Forum provides a learning and sharing opportunity for the exchange of good practice.
Cantabrian Network: For World No Tobacco Day this year, the Minister of Health for Cantabria invites members of the Cantabrian Network to celebrate the WNTD theme of “tobacco and cardiovascular disease” on May 28th. Guest speakers include Regina Dalmau, President of CNPT and Diego Villalón. For more information see the programa (in Español).
The Cantabrian Network of smoke-free healthcare centres is planning to perform a face-to-face course on smoking cessation interventions for primary care services. For more information see the program in the link below.
Good tobacco free practice for mental health services
March 2018 UK National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) publication on how to accompany smoking policies in mental health services with appropriate nicotine dependency treatment pathways, staff education, pharmacotherapy (including short acting formulations) and behavioural support options.
Reducing tobacco smoke exposure for vulnerable groups: hospital settings and teachable moments
Kate Frazer and her colleague Cecily Kelleher (UCD Health Sciences Centre, Ireland) – published a brief report on the opportunities for hospitals at a meso level to reduce tobacco smoke exposures for vulnerable populations.
People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999
The Death Clock keeps a running tally of how many people have died from tobacco related diseases since 28 October 1999. That’s the date of the first meeting of the working group on the future World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)..
We all know that tobacco consumption is the single most preventable cause of death and disability in the world. It follows that the role of healthcare services is vital - for providing appropriate care to users of all tobacco products, for providing safe environments and for being a strong voice for action against tobacco.