ENSP is a fervent supporter of strong smoking cessation activities as a means to combat smoking prevalence. ENSP encourages the implementation of WHO FCTC Article 14 on Provision of support for reducing tobacco dependence and cessation. As the Guidelines for Implementing Article 14 state, it is encouraged to create a sustainable infrastructure which motivates attempts to quit, to identify the key, effective measures needed to promote tobacco cessation and incorporate tobacco dependence treatment into national tobacco control programmes and finally for national states to share experiences and collaborate in order to facilitate the development or strengthening of support for tobacco cessation and tobacco dependence treatment.
Read more in the ENSP Smoking Cessation Guidelines available in various languages and about the project treating smoking cessation:
EuroPean Accreditation Curriculum on Tobacco Treatment project
EPACTT has the aim to train and certify professionals in Eastern Europe (with a focus on Romania, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Russia) , who successfully complete the courses along with the guidelines training. The professionals are then considered as competent in smoking cessation and knowledgeable of cutting edge issues in tobacco control.
Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for High Risk Groups
TOB-G project aims to develop and implement an inno-vative and cost effective approach to prevent chronic diseases related to tobacco dependence by developing specialized tobacco cessation guidelines for populations of high risk. The specialized guidelines for high risks groups will be developed according to ENSP’s evidence based and good practices in tobacco cessation. The high risk populations are people with Cardiovascular diseases, COPD, Type 2 diabetes, adolescents & pregnant women.
EU 3rd Health Programme