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Title: 

FCTC IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES: BEST PRACTICES FROM EMRO

Type: SPEECH
Author(s): ELHABIBY MAHMOUD*
 
 *AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
 
Name of Seminar: 2ND NATIONAL AND 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR BEST PRACTICES OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
Type of Seminar:  CONFERENCE
Sponsor:  NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Date:  2012Volume 2
 
 
Abstract: 

TOBACCO USE IS A LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AND ILLNESS. THIS DAMAGE OCCURS IS APPLIED TO MOST OF TOBACCO USERS WHETHER SMOKING OR SMOKELESS. MOREOVER, HEALTH HAZARDS ARE PREVALENT AMONG SECOND HAND SMOKERS WHO- MOSTLY- DID NOT CHOOSE TO SMOKE
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL (WHO FCTC) WAS A MAJOR STEP ALL OVER THE WORLD TO STOP THIS HEALTH DISASTER. MORE THAN 170 COUNTRIES AGREED TO SET UNIVERSAL STANDARDS STATING THE DANGERS OF TOBACCO AND LIMITING ITS USE IN ALL FORMS WORLDWIDE
TREATING TOBACCO DEPENDENCE WAS ONE OF THE MAIN STRATEGIES MENTIONED IN FCTC. ARTICLE 14 OF THE CONVENTION DISCUSSES GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESSFUL AND EFFICIENT STANDARDS TO HELP TOBACCO USERS TO STOP. SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN REGION COUNTRIES ELABORATED BEST STRATEGIES IN THE FIELD TOBACCO DEPENDENCE TREATMENT. INTEGRATION OF BRIEF ADVICE INTO EXISTING PRIMARY HEALTH CARE; QUIT LINES; AND SPECIALIZED TOBACCO DEPENDENCE TREATMENT CLINICS ARE CONSIDERED BEST PRACTICE OF TOBACCO CESSATION THAT SHOULD BE APPLIED ALL OVER THE COUNTRIES OF THE REGION. THESE SERVICES SHOULD COLLABORATE AND INTEGRATE WITH EACH OTHER GIVING CONVENIENT, EVIDENCE BASED AND COST EFFECTIVE TOBACCO CESSATION SERVICE FOR THE VARIOUS COMMUNITIES IN EMRO COUNTRIES.

 
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