Organizational collaborative advocacy
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European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention, Brussels, Belgium
Publication date: 2022-07-05
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2022;8(Supplement):A64
Principles of Collaborative Advocacy combines highly effective communication strategies, facilitative behaviors, interest-based problem-solving skills, and most importantly, a collaborative approach to empowering organizations effectively face all challenges and barriers, as well as in the same time use available opportunities. ENSP encourages patient organization to give equal consideration to measures that reduce the demand for tobacco, in particular Article 14 (offer help to quit tobacco use). Tobacco cessation support is a key component of a comprehensive, integrated tobacco control programme. Offering tobacco users support for their cessation efforts will reinforce other tobacco control policies by increasing support for them and increasing their acceptability. patient’s organizations, being the closest and working to protect the rights of patients of all kinds. Since smoking and tobacco use have an impact on the health of the individual, especially patients with different diseases, it is necessary for us to form partnerships between ENSP and patient organizations The drive to increase cooperation between ENSP and patient organizations is particularly evident with regard to the challenge to public health of all people’s categories, especially the patient category.