TOB-G: Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for High risk Populations
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European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), Belgium
The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), USA
Submission date: 2016-03-30
Acceptance date: 2016-03-31
Publication date: 2016-03-31
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Panagiotis Behrakis   

European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), Belgium, Ipitou 17B, Plaka, 10557 Athens, Greece
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2016;2(April Supplement):39
The TOB-G project is funded under the EU 3rd Health Programme which is the main instrument that the Commission uses to implement the EU Health Strategy. The project started in June 2014 and will be completed in September 2017. The project consortium consists of 5 partners from 4 European countries (Belgium, Greece, Ireland and Romania). The TOB-G project aims to develop and implement an innovative and cost effective approach to prevent chronic diseases related to tobacco dependence by focusing on creating specialized tobacco cessation guidelines for populations of high risk including adolescents, pregnant women, adults with COPD, Cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The specialized guidelines for high risks groups will be developed according to ENSP’s evidence based and good practices in tobacco cessation. The smoking cessation guidelines contain strategies and recommendations designed to assist clinicians/ doctors in delivering and supporting effective treatments for tobacco use and dependence and will also be available within the context of an e-learning platform for European clinicians. Overall, the TOB-G project will enhance the overall European capacity in the treatment of tobacco dependence, through offering smoking cessation tools, appropriately assessed and fitted to the specific needs of high risk groups.
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