Capacity building, national and international cooperation for enhancing tobacco control activities in Romania
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Asociatia Aer Pur Romania, Romania
Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
University of West Attica, Athens, Greece
European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention, Brussels, Belgium
Publication date: 2023-10-08
Corresponding author
Lucia Maria Lotrean   

Asociatia Aer Pur Romania, Romania
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2023;9(Supplement 2):A112
Recruiting, training, motivating and maintaining well qualified people in the field of tobacco control is a challenge, but an important pillar for long term and sustainable strategies in this field.

This study aims to present examples from Romania with regard to activities for capacity building in the field of tobacco control developed in the period 2019-2023, giving a special attention to the role of national and international cooperation between academia, non-governmental organizations, public health and educational institutions, professional organizations.

Material and Methods:
This is a narrative review based on data from literature as well as information and experience gained by the authors during their involvement in this field.

The results cover the following domains: 1.Graduation thesis and PhD thesis 2.Research and health promotion projects 3.Training and scientific events organization and participation For each domain, there are presented several activities, underlying their potential for capacity building and to which extent networking and cooperation made them possible or enhanced their effects. Examples of such activities are development, implementation and evaluation of research and health promotion projects for smoking prevention and cessation as well as reduction of electronic cigarettes use among different population groups, organization of different training and scientific events, such as the participation in the Eurest-Rise project and the organization in 2023 of the workshop Innovative Techniques and Interdisciplinary and Interinstitutional Collaboration to Improve Health Status at the Population Level.

The study presents several examples from Romania with regard to capacity building in the field of tobacco control, underlining the lessons learned and making recommendations for future activities in this field.

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
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