GNTH/HPH Declaration 2023
20st September 2023 Vienna (Austria)
On 20 September, a joint declaration was formalised between two esteemed international networks: Health Promotion Hospitals (HPH), signed by Bożena Walewska-Zielecka (Chair HPH) and the Global Network for Tobacco-Free Healthcare Services (GNTH), signed by Susann Koalick (Chair GNTH).
The GNTH/HPH Declaration addresses electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENNDS), Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs), and nonmedical nicotine products, underscoring a significant stride toward a nicotine-free future within global healthcare settings. It emphasises the paramount importance of safeguarding patients, staff, and visitors from the deleterious impacts of nicotine in all its manifestations, including electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENNDS), Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs), and nonmedical nicotine products.
The Global Network for Tobacco-Free Healthcare Services and the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services urge hospitals and healthcare services across the globe to institute comprehensive measures for combatting nonmedical nicotine products, encompassing e-cigarettes, analogous devices, and nonmedical nicotine products.
This initiative is pivotal in cultivating a healthier ambience within healthcare facilities and throughout society at large.
Nicotine addiction is a grave concern with profound implications for individual health. Hospitals and healthcare services are pivotal in advancing public health and well-being by taking proactive steps to prevent tobacco use and nicotine addiction.
We encourage healthcare providers to unite with us by adopting policies that align with the Global Network for Tobacco-Free Healthcare Services recommendations and the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services. Together, we can create a nicotine-free future and safeguard the health of generations to come.
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GLOBAL NETWORK CONFERENCE & GOLD FORUM EVENT 2024
We are excited to announce that the upcoming GNTH Conference and Gold Forum Event 2024 will be held on 6 november in Hiroshima, Japan.
The conference will be conducted in a hybrid format, offering both in-person and virtual attendance options.
Alongside presentations by esteemed international experts at GNTH Conference, our Gold Forum Members will have the chance to showcase their best practices and successes. Anticipate an exceptional ceremony for the presentation of the Gold Forum Awards 24.
The complete program and registration details will be available soon.
The GNTH Conference will be held as a pre-conference event of the 30th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services. We greatly appreciate the wonderful cooperation between both networks, and it presents an excellent opportunity to participate in both conferences. The theme of the HPH conference is "The Contribution of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services to Health Equity." https://www.hphconferences.org/nc/hiroshima2024/
GOLD FORUM CERTIFICATION PROCESS 2024
The Gold Forum process 2024 of the Global Network for Tobacco-Free Healthcare Services has start in January 2024.
To gain further insights into this distinctive certification process, we invite you to visit this Information Site:
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.