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2015 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference

Tobacco Watch report on FCTC Article 14

Tobacco Watch report on FCTC Article 14 Comprehensive support for smoking cessation is a relatively low priority for most Parties to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, according to the findings of a 2012 Tobacco Watch report that focuses on FCTC Article 14.
Most Parties surveyed in the FCA report said they prioritised other articles that promoted cessation attempts or that created demand for cessation support. However, the report says there are quick and affordable actions Parties can take to improve access to tobacco cessation support.
(report available in English, Français, Español)

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Medications to help people to stop smoking: an overview of reviews

Medications to help people to stop smoking: an overview of reviews The Cochrane Tobacco Group has just published an overview of the reviews of pharmacotherapies for the treatment of tobacco dependence. This will saves you looking through a series of different reviews, and it also includes a network meta-analysis. The group is also working to create podcasts of a summary in various languages.

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How Recent Quitting History Affects Future Cessation Outcomes

How Recent Quitting History Affects Future Cessation Outcomes Most smokers have a history of unsuccessful quit attempts. This study used data from 7 waves (2002–2009) of the ITC 4-country cohort study. The likelihood of a future quit attempt increased independently with recency and number of prior attempts. But the likelihood of achieving sustained abstinence of at least 6 months was reduced for smokers with a failed quit attempt within the last year. There appears to be a subset of smokers who repeatedly attempt but fail to remain abstinent from tobacco. Alternatively, trying to quit too soon after a failed quit attempt may be underming self-confidence. Understanding why repeated attempts might be less successful in the long term is an important research priority.

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Combining behavioural support and medications increases chances of quitting smoking by 70-100%

Combining behavioural support and medications increases chances of quitting smoking by 70-100% Based on 40 studies which compare combinations of behavioural support and medications with groups receiving usual care or less behavioural support, the Cochrane review concludes that combined pharmacotherapy and behavioural support significantly increases smoking cessation.

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Nicotine and Tobacco - 4-day course
current issues, policy and practice
11-14 May 2015
Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, UK
Coming & Past Conferences
Access to archives of past conferences
Annual Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Conference
13-15 April 2015
Rochester, MN
2015 Smoking Science Summit
19-21 May 2015
London, UK
2015 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference
11-12 June
Manchester, UK
2nd Global Forum on Nicotine
4-5 June 2015
Warsaw, Poland
XI Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Tabaccologia (SITAB)
15-16 ottobre 2015
Grado, Italia
9ème Congrès de la Société Française de Tabacologie (SFT)
5-6 novembre 2014
Paris, France
World Conference on Tobacco or Health
17-21 March 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE
2015 SRNT 21st Annual Meeting
February 25-28, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
ASH Briefing on e-cigarettes (updated)
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John Hughes : An updated algorithm
for choosing among smoking cessation treatments
National treatment guidelines
Smoking cessation guidelines from all over the world in our Resource Library
Quitline resources
A new Resource library section on
quitline resources around the world
Free Cochrane access
See list of countries and regions that provide free access
NICE: Tobacco harm reduction guidance
NICE guidance published
MHRA : Nicotine containing products
MHRA to regulate e-cigarettes
NICE Guidance on smokeless tobacco cessation
for South Asian communities in UK
Systematic biases underestimate the effectiveness of stop smoking medications
Read the report from the ITC project
The text of the FCTC in 9 languages
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2011
Article 14 guidelines posted
The FCTC Secretariat have now posted the A14 guidelines plus a resources document on 6 other articles logo