Electronic Cigarettes: open letter to Margaret Chan, DG of WHO

129 researchers and public health and medical authorities from 31 countries have signed an "open letter" to support WHO’s approach to maintain a position based on scientific evidence on the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). This initiative responds to the statement of a group of 53 specialists that was spread recently defending a strategy of "tobacco harm reduction" through the promotion of electronic cigarettes. In this open letter, the scientists ...

2014 Symposium: Current challenges for global tobacco control: electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes, also called “e-cigarettes” or “e-cigs”, are the most known electronic nicotine delivery system. An e-cigarette is an electronic device commonly shaped like a cigarette and designed to vaporize a mixture of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals that heats the vapor via a battery activated by puffing.   Interest in e-cigarettes has been growing recently among smokers, manufacturers, including leading cigarette companies, and also among tobacco control health professionals, researchers ...

The Endgame: Tobacco Control Workshop 2014

Building capacity in tobacco control in Ireland and Northern Ireland: the evidence, policy and practice. This is the tittle for the Tobacco Control Workshops that are planned by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH). The two workshops, one in Belfast on 5-6 June and the second in Dublin on 9-10 June are aimed at professionals in public health, health promotion and related fields with a specific interest, as well as ...

GOLD Forum 2014

The ENSH-Global GOLD Forum Event 2014 was held on the 23rd April in Barcelona, Spain.The 9 new GOLD Forum members shared their good practices during the Module on Tobacco Control of the 22nd International Conference of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH). During the session these health care services showed to the audience their good practices and created a useful debate about the challenges in tobacco control in their countries.Furthermore, ...

ENSH-Global welcomes 9 new ENSH GOLD Forum members

At the upcoming GOLD Forum Event, the new Forum members will present and share good practice and discuss the challenges in tobacco control within health care services. In all, twelve candidates from six countries were submitted for the ENSH GOLD Forum process 2014, two of them within the Renewal Membership pilot process. The successful nine new Forum members are: Cardinal Tien Hospital Yonghe Branch (Taiwan), Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital ...

Tobacco matters in a healthy hospital

Is the title for the ENSH Module on tobacco control that will be held the 23rd of April in Barcelona. This session will include the ENSH GOLD Forum 2014 and an interesting debate about the use of ecigs on health care services conducted by an expert.  A declaration of the position of the ENSH on this topic will be proposed and agreed.  Please follow the link to register. 

ENSH-Global General Assembly 2014

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Annual General Assembly meeting of the ENSH-Global. The meeting will take place during the framework of the 22nd HPH International Conference in Barcelona, Spain.   Please save the date: April 22nd  - from 17h to 19h Venue: Institut Català d'Oncologia - Aula Duran             Gran Via de l'Hospitalet, 199-203             08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona)   You may inform the ...

HPH International Conference

The ENSH-Global supports and collaborates on the 22th International Conference on health promoting hospitals and health services. It will be held in Barcelona from 23 to 25 April 2014.This event is the ideal opportunity to meet with professionals from five continents with whom we share interests in the field of health sciences and life.We encourage you to participate to this worldwide impact event to share the knowledge and experiences we ...

Revision of the Tobacco Products Directive

The revised Tobacco Products Directive governing the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products was formally approved by the European Parliament on 26 February 2014. It will now be transmitted for official adoption by the Council, after which the new rules will enter into force. This new Directive will improve the functioning of the internal market for tobacco and related products, while ensuring a high level of health ...

The pharmacy company CVS will stop selling tobacco products

By October 1, CVS will no longer sell tobacco products in any of its over 7,600 stores! It’s one of the strongest actions ever taken by a business to address tobacco use. You can thank you such a great action in the Facebook page of the company.  More info on Tobacco Free Kids initiative.

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Electronic Cigarettes: open letter to Margaret Chan, DG of WHO

129 researchers and public health and medical authorities from 31 countries have signed an "open letter" to support WHO’s approach to maintain a position based on scientific evidence on the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).

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2014 Symposium: Current challenges for global tobacco control: electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes, also called “e-cigarettes” or “e-cigs”, are the most known electronic nicotine delivery system. An e-cigarette is an electronic device commonly shaped like a cigarette and designed to vaporize a mixture of nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals that heats the vapor via a battery activated by puffing.  

read more here


The Endgame: Tobacco Control Workshop 2014

Building capacity in tobacco control in Ireland and Northern Ireland: the evidence, policy and practice. This is the tittle for the Tobacco Control Workshops that are planned by the Institute of Public Health ...

read more here