The Philippines continues to have one of the highest rates of smoking in Asia, prompting the Department of Health (DOH) to refer to continued tobacco dependence
as a key development issue that impacts the well-being, productivity and overall quality of life3.
As part of an agreement with the Ministry of Public Health and in collaboration with the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)'s Tobacco Control Centre has held a two-day train-the-trainer workshop on treating tobacco dependence
. The workshop was delivered by internationally recognised experts in tobacco control, including Dr Ahmad al-Mulla, head of the HMC Tobacco Control Centre; Dr Dongbo Fu, medical officer for Tobacco Cessation, Department for Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases, WHO; and Dr Feras Hawari, director, Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Programme, King Hussein Cancer Centre.
Tribune News Network Doha Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Tobacco Control Center recently held a two-day 'Train-the-Trainer' workshop on treating tobacco dependence
as part of an agreement with the Ministry of Public Health and in collaboration with the World Health Organization's (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office.
Based on the data from this cohort, attending to the social, financial and emotional upheaval described by the majority of smokers seen may be of far more importance than pharmacotherapy in achieving long-term freedom from tobacco dependence
. Poverty alleviation, sustainable income and mental health are not issues that can simply be solved by a nicotine patch or gum.
is a behavioural, cognitive and physiological phenomenon so we provide medical, psychological and social support.
It summarizes recommendations for a comprehensive approach to treating tobacco dependence
with a chronic disease management strategy, monitoring tobacco use over time and making repeated efforts to encourage and assist smokers to quit using tobacco.
Smoking is common throughout the world, and getting people out of tobacco dependence
today is becoming a priority for many states.
The new study examined 50 smokers in a tobacco dependence
clinic in Argentina, and is the first in the world to try a combined approach of 'pre-loading' nicotine prior to the quit date, and tailoring nicotine levels based on patient feedback.
Symptoms of tobacco dependence
after brief intermittent use: the development and assessment of nicotine dependence in youth--2 study.
Framing tobacco dependence
as a "brain disease": Implications for policy and practice.
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine preloading does not significantly increase subsequent smoking abstinence in adult daily smokers with tobacco dependence
, according to a study published online June 13 in The BMJ.