Διάψευση της χρήσης του ονόματος μου σε διαφήμιση της βιομηχανίας

Πρόσφατα ενημερώθηκα ότι χρησιμοποιείται το όνομα μου -παραπλανητικά- σε μια ιστοσελίδα της βιομηχανίας ηλεκτρονικών τσιγάρων (www.melitzanistas.gr) για να υποστηρίξει την θέση τους ότι "η βιομηχανία ηλεκτρονικού τσιγάρου απευθύνεται αποκλειστικά σε ενήλικές" και λανθασμένα χρησιμοποιούν μια επιστημονική μου δημοσίευση με άσχετο με την δήλωση τους περιεχόμενο.

Δηλώνω ότι ΟΥΔΕΠΟΤΕ ΕΧΩ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΟΠΟΙΗΣΕΙ ΤΗΝ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΗ ΔΗΛΩΣΗ και δημοσίως ζητώ την άμεση απόσυρση του σχετικού άρθρου με το οποίο δεν έχω οποιαδήποτε σχέση. 

 

TOB-G: Second Progress Meeting

During the first Conference of the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) on Tobacco Control, entitled “Research, Prevention & Treatment“, from the 5th to 7th April 2016 in Brussels, ENSP hosted the 2nd Progress Meeting of the TOB.g project with participants representing all partners.

The objective of the 2nd Progress Meeting was to assess the project’s progress. The 2nd Progress Meeting will focus on the finalization and acceptance of the draft tobacco cessation guidelines, as well as the directions for pilot implementation.

Stay tuned for more information on the outcomes of the meeting.

12th Annual Conference of the ISPTID

The 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases took place within the 1st ENSP Conference on Tobacco Control which was held in 5-7 April 2016, Brussels, Belgium.

Housed within the University Foundation in Brussels, Belgium, it provided an excellent forum for discussion. The title of the conference was "Research, Prevention and Treatment".

EPACTT Training: Treating Tobacco Dependence

The Hands on training of EPACTT (www.epactt.eu) was conducted in Brussels on the 6th of April 2016. The hands on training focused on tobacco treatment and handling nicotine addiction, including cognitive and behavioral treatment within the form of workshops. The programme included key note presentations on tobacco control, case study presentations, guidelines for smoking cessation among high risk groups & hands on workshops on how to perform smoking cessation in clinical practice.

The audience was EPACTT trainees and ENSP Network members, with a focus on practicing health care professionals from the aforementioned 5 Eastern European Countries. Besides physicians, and as a secondary audience, the training course were attended all categories of personnel working in tobacco cessation centers such as nurses, midwives, psychologists, social workers and pharmacists and other category of staff that assist smokers to quit.

 

EUREST-PLUS: First KoM

On Monday 4 April the kick of meeting of the "European Regulatory Science on Tobacco: Policy to Reduce implementation lung diseases" project was performed.

This Horizon2020 project aims to monitor and evaluate the overall impact of the implementation of the European Directive on Tobacco Products (TPD) of the European Union (EU) in the context of the ratification of the Framework Convention on Control tobacco (FCTC) WHO at EU level.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • To assess the impact psychosocial and behavioral TPD application and implementation of the FCTC, by creating a prospective cohort of adult smokers in six EU countries (Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Spain, in total 6,000 particpants) to evaluate the impact of the FCTC and TPD;
  • Assess support for the implementation of the TPD through secondary data analysis of the Special Eurobarometer on tobacco, a cross-sectional study conducted on 27,000 adults in 28 EU member states before the TPD (2009, 2012 and 2015) with a total of 80,000 participants in the different surveys; and
  • Documenting changes in electronic cigarettes (design, labeling / packaging and chemical composition) before vs. after the TPD

ENSP Conference on Tobacco Control

The 1st ENSP Conference on Tobacco Control will take place from 5th to 7th April 2016, ENSPs first conference has as a theme this year "Research, Prevention & Treatment" and will focus on the understanding and treatment of the tobacco epidemic including; factors initiating tobacco use; health hazards due to tobacco use; economic consequences of tobacco use; approaches for tobacco control; pathophysiology of nicotine addiction; evidence-based tobacco treatment (counselling and pharmacotherapy); tobacco control legislation (international and national); tobacco control services in the country; establishing and operating a smoking cessation center.

Day 1 (Tuesday 5 April) will include keynote speeches and presentations on the European Tobacco Products Directive, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), e-cigarettes, additives in tobacco products, tackling the industry, youth prevention, taxation, plain packaging etc. There will also be a special plenary session at the European Parliament, followed by a cocktail reception on the afternoon of the 5th.

Day 2 (Wednesday 6 April) focuses on tobacco treatment and handling nicotine addiction, including cognitive and behavioral treatment within the form of workshops. The programme includes presentations on tobacco control, case studies, guidelines for smoking cessation among high risk groups & hands on workshops on how to perform smoking cessation in clinical practice.

Day 3 (Thursday 7 April), fully sponsored by ISPTID as its satellite session, will include plenary speeches and oral presentations on a wide range of topics, including women smoking, tobacco use and oral health, waterpipe use and citisine in tobacco dependance treatment.

6th Panhellenic Tobacco Congress

The 6th Panhellenic Tobacco Congress in Greece will be conducted on the 9th-11th December 2015. The congress will be organized by the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens and the Hellenic Cancer Society under the framework of HEART II project.

On December 9th and 10th,  the scientific part of the conference will take place at the Institute of Public Health, ACG & Ministry of Education in Athens, which will provide the opportunity to the participants to experience high level presentations of a holistic approach to issues related to the effects of smoking on our health and the economy. The social issue of banning second-hand smoke exposure, seen from a human rights perspective, will be discussed by the  guests and scientists. A seminar will also be provided for teachers, as well as a special presentation for the nursing staff of our country.

TOB-G: First Project Meeting

The first project meeting will take place in Athens July 1st, 2015. The TOB-G project aims to develop and implement an innovative and cost effective approach to prevent chronic diseases related to tobacco dependence. The specialized guidelines for high risks groups will be developed according to ENSP’s evidence based and good practices in tobacco cessation. High risk populations are considered those who suffer from cardiovascular diseases, COPD, type 2 diabetes, adolescents & pregnant women.

The developed guidelines will contain strategies and recommendations designed to assist health professionals in delivering and supporting effective treatment of dependence on tobacco. Recommendations will be made as a result of scientific reviews and evidence of good practices from scientific groups that will consist of health professionals of different expertise.

The project fits perfectly the objectives and priorities of the EU 3rd Health Programme, as it will assist health professionals to provide guidance and targeted prevention to high risk populations engaged to the unfavourable lifestyle of smoking. Training primary care physicians addresses the lack of specialist doctors in EU and increases access to tobacco cessation specialists.

The TOB-G project will enhance the overall European capacity in the treatment of tobacco dependence, thus, in the prevention of chronic diseases, through offering smoking cessation tools, appropriately assessed and fitted to the specific needs of high risk groups.