Killing the glamour - Get ready for plain packaging

WHO message for World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2016.Plain packaging of tobacco products can save lives by reducing demand for tobacco products, and is recommended in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. "Plain packaging reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products. It kills the glamour,which is appropriate for a product that kills people," says WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.

World No Tobacco Day 2017 theme is "Tobacco – a threat to development. (13122016)

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World NoTobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.The aims of 2017 are to: (1) Highlight the links between the use of tobacco products, tobacco control and sustainable development. (2) Encourage countries to include tobacco control in their national responses to 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. (3) Support ...

Season Greetings to All!

ENSH-Global Board sends greetings and best wishes to all.We thank you for your support, participation and commitment to our tobacco-free healthcare work that brings together so many unique cultures, challenges and solutions that contribute to a changing culture in tobacco use within healthcare services globally. You inspire us and support us to keep going!Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!Miriam Gunning, Chair ENSH-Global on behalf of ALL Board members

Surgeon General’s Report Finds E-Cigarettes Are Danger to Young People (08122016)

Statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids outlines the Surgeon General’s Report in which E-Cigarettes Are Found to be a Danger to Young People. See the statement Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids from attached.

Should every country go smoke free?

Professor Cecily Kelleher (University College Dublin), leading expert of research reviews gives her answer to should every country go smoke-free? She reports that where smoking bans have been implemented there is strong evidence to show that populations, both smokers and non-smokers, have benefited significantly. Since there arean estimated one billion smokers throughout the world, this is an important finding. Professor Kelleher goes on to outline and explain why she believes ...

Tobacco smoking impact on life expectancy in 63 countries around the world (07122016)

Framework Convention Alliance report on a study published byTobacco Control that assesses the impact of tobacco smoking on life expectancyworldwide between 1980 and 2010. Cause-specific mortality data from the WHOMortality Database (1980–2010) was extracted for 63 countries. Key Findings: Tobacco smoking is related to approximately 20percent of total adult mortality(24 percent in men and 12 percent in women) inthe 63 countries included in this study.Key Messages: The smoking epidemic has ...

GOLD Forum Promoted in Finland (12122016)

At the recent Tobacco and Health Symposium in Helsinki on 29th November, a poster of the nomination requirements for participation in the GOLD Forum Process was presented by Sinikka Krogerus and Reetta-Maija Luhta. Sinikka and Reetta-Maija, who lead and support the implementation of the ENSH-Global standards in Finland, believe that some of their healthcare services are ready to participate in a future GOLD Process. 

NHS (UK) is putting ambition into action (12122016)

A new public health blog claims “It’s time for a trulytobacco-free NHS”. They define a tobacco-free NHS to mean: No smoking anywhere in NHSbuildings or grounds, stop smoking support offered on site or referrals tolocal services and Every frontline professional discussing smoking with theirpatients. A definition that this is totally in line with the ENSH-Global concept for tobacco management within healthcare services. It is well known that interventions to support smokers toquit ...

Taiwan International Conference Celebrates 10 years of activity (12122016)

The 2016 International Conference on Health Promotion and Health Care Services was held by the Taiwan Network of Health Promoting Hospital and Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare on November 27, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.The conference was opened by Ying-Wei Wang Director General Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare. Tobacco-free activity and progressive achievements of healthcare services throughout Taiwan were presented and celebrated. 

The Rights of Children to a Tobacco-free Environment (13122016)

This is the subject of a new research project being conducted within the Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre (GHLG). The study will investigate ho children are particularly vulnerable when it comes to smoking. The project is aimed at strengthening the regulation of tobacco and is being carried out by postdoctoral researcher Marie Elske Gispen LLM and GHLG Director Prof. Brigit Toebes. You can read more about the project on:

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