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…
What are the Global Standards?
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.
Why participate in GOLD Forum?
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.
Nominations now closed.
To express an interest in future GOLD Forums:
Date: Tuesday 21 November
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH)
will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 7-9 March 2018.
The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, a critically important new tool to confront the illicit trade, requires 40 Parties to take effect. It currently has 33, plus the European Union. Germany, a big producer of cigarettes and manufacturing equipment, ratified the Illicit Trade Protocol on 31th October 2017.
View the ‘how to’ guide for parties seeking to ratify or adopt the Protocol.
For more tobacco related events visit the 'Events Calendar' on the website.
Pope Francis has directed the Vatican to stop selling cigarettes at its grocery store, halting a common practice whereby employees of the city-state could avoid paying Italian taxes on their tobacco.
The International Network of Women Against Tobacco (INWAT) was founded in 1990 by women tobacco control leaders to address the complex issues of tobacco use among women and young girls. For more information visit: http://inwat.eu/
Internet search query trends reveal significant public interest in heat-not-burn tobacco products.
For over fifty years the tobacco industry has used misleading tactics to fool consumers into buying addictive and deadly products. Philip Morris’ latest move announcing $1 billion investment in a “healthier future” is just another Big Lie out of the Big Tobacco playbook– a #BillionDollarLie
At the 6th International City Health Conference Ms. Susann Koalick (Swiss Network) presented a Global Network poster featuring the contribution and experiences from two recent GOLD Forum Members
The Hospital of Alcañizin in the Aragón Region of Spain shares information on actions taken since joining the Global Network in 2014.
Ireland Health Service Executive's (HSE) QUIT campaign - entitled ‘I Will Survive’ - won four awards at the 2017 Kinsale Sharks Awards, picking up Silver and Bronze in the Best International Film category, and Silver and Bronze in the Irish categories.
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