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 the GOLD Forum Process?
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.
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GOLD Forum Event 2018
Wednesday 6th of June 2018, Bologna Italy
The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) will be held in
Cape Town, South Africa from 7-9 March 2018.
Human Rights and Tobacco Control pre-conference
Date: Tuesday 6th March 2018 8am-5pm
Venue: Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
Date: 14 -16 June 2018 in Madrid, Spain
Abstract submission deadline: 20 January 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 31st 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.
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.
Hospitals were assessed on compliance for Std 3, 4 and 5 in Irish study to examine implementation and hospital staff awareness of a Tobacco Free Campus policy.
ASH released a new video (Zero Tobacco Deaths) to show the toll cigarette sales have on our society and to ask why cigarettes are sold AT ALL. Smoking prevalence is now low enough in many places that ending one of the key drivers to smoking, cigarette sales, is possible.
Significant public interest in heat-not-burn tobacco products revealed in study of internet search trends.
Irregularities in clinical experiments for Philip Morris International’s heat-not-burn tobacco product, 'IQOS'
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