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New Articles and Resources Posted

A few new articles and resources are up in the resources section.

  • Are socioeconomic disparities in tobacco consumption increasing in India? A repeated cross-sectional multilevel analysis (PDF)
  • Correlates of tobacco quit attempts and cessation in the adult population of India: secondary analysis of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009–10 (PDF)

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New Articles/Resources on Cardiovascular Issues

New articles posed on cardiovascular disease and smoking

  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Tailored for Women (PDF)
  • Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
  • An Epidemiological Review (PDF)
  • Worldwide burden of disease from exposure to second-hand smoke: a retrospective analysis of data from 192 countries (PDF)
  • Cardiovascular Effects of Secondhand Smoke Nearly as Large as Smoking (PDF)
  • Active and passive smoking and the risk of myocardial infarction in 24,968 men and women during 11 year of follow-up: the Tromsø Study (DOCX)

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New Resources Posted

A number of new articles have been posted in the resources section:

  • Smokers’ responses to television advertisements about the serious harms of tobacco use (PDF)
  • Tobacco Taxes: A Win–Win Measure for Fiscal Space and Health (PDF)
  • Perceived effectiveness of pictorial health warnings among Mexican youth and adults (PDF)
  • Breathing Life into the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Smoking Cessation and the Right to Health (PDF)

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New resources posted in the articles section of the resource area:

  • The Pediatrician as Smoking Cessation Counselor: Rationale and Review of the Literature (PDF)
  • Multiple Approaches and Participation Rate for a Community Based Smoking Cessation Intervention Trial in Rural Kerala, India (PDF)
  • Correlates of Digit Bias in Self-reporting of Cigarette per Day (CPD) Frequency (PDF)
  • Socio-economic patterning of tobacco use in Indian states (PDF)

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New Content on QTI Site

We have added a discussion section, where you can:

  • Give/Receive advice, and share experiences about answering patient’s questions and dealing with counseling challenges
  • Ask questions related to smoke free household community programs, and QTI module implementation & cessation training practices/materials
  • Post queries about general topics related to tobacco control as well as behavior change

All registered users of the QTI website can post new questions (click the “new topic” button) or post responses to existing questions (please note: you will need to be logged in to the QTI restricted area to access the discussion forums)

There is also new content (PDFs) in the articles section, the most recent being:

  • Smoking cessation among diabetes patients: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial in Kerala, India

Articles added to QTI Resource Section

A number of new articles are posted on the QTI Resource Section

  • IOM Tobacco and cancer report – Reducing Tobacco-Related Cancer Incidence and Mortality: Workshop Summary (PDF)
  • Addiction Research Centres and the Nurturing of Creativity – National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, India—a profile (PDF)
  • New media and tobacco control (PDF)
  • Roadmap to a tobacco epidemic: transnational tobacco companies invade Indonesia (PDF)
  • Understanding the vector in order to plan effective tobacco control policies: an analysis of contemporary tobacco industry materials (PDF)

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New Articles Posted in Resource Area

A number of new articles are available in the QTI resource area.

  • Tobacco Addiction – Overview Chapter (PDF)
  • Do u smoke after txt? Results of a randomised trial of smoking cessation using mobile phone text messaging (PDF)
  • Passive Smoking and the Development of Cardiovascular Disease in Children: A Systematic Review (PDF)
  • Motivational interviewing versus prescriptive advice for smokers who are not ready to quit (PDF)
  • Cigarette Smoking and Oral Lesions Other Than Cancer (PDF)
  • Tobacco industry issues management organizations: Creating a global corporate network to undermine public health (PDF)
  • Risk Assessment of Pesticide Exposure on Health of Pakistani Tobacco Farmers (PDF)
  • Knowledge of Health Effects and Intentions to Quit among Smokeless Tobacco Users in India: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) India Pilot Survey (PDF)
  • Approach to Smoking Cessation in the Patient With Vascular Disease (PDF)
  • “Working to shape what society’s expectations of us should be”: Philip Morris’ societal alignment strategy (PDF)
  • Tobacco Use or Body Mass – Do They Predict Tuberculosis Mortality in Mumbai, India? Results from a Population-Based Cohort Study (PDF)
  • Environmental health impacts of tobacco farming: a review of the literature (PDF)

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Smoking, TB, and Lung Cancer (article)

What is the relationship between being a smoker, experiencing TB and being diagnosed with lung cancer?

See this article by Shiels et. al. 2011 published in Cancer Epidemiology,Biomarkers, & Prevention

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New Article Posted in QTI Resource Area

A new study on the process and operational aspects of setting up tobacco cessation services in India along with results of interventions at different time intervals. The article has broad significance and adds to the growing literature that cessation services work in middle income and  developing countries.
  • Cherian Varghesea et. al.
  • Initiating tobacco cessation services in India: challenges and opportunities
  • WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health 2012;1(2):159-168

Background: Tobacco use contributes significantly to the diseases burden in India. Very few tobacco users spontaneously quit. Therefore, beginning 2002, a network of 19 tobacco cessation clinics (TCCs) was set up over a period of time to study the feasibility of establishing tobacco cessation services.

Methods: Review of the process and operational aspects of setting up TCCs was carried out by evaluation of the records of TCCs in India. Baseline and follow-up information was recorded on a pre-designed form.

Results: During a five-year period, 34 741 subjects attended the TCCs. Baseline information was recorded in 23 320 cases. The clients were predominantly (92.5%) above 20 years, married (74.1%) and males (92.2%). All of them received simple tips for quitting tobacco; 68.9% received behavioural counselling for relapse prevention and 31% were prescribed adjunct medication. At six-week follow-up, 3255 (14%) of the tobacco users had quit and 5187 (22%) had reduced tobacco use by more than 50%. Data for three, three-monthly follow-ups was available for 12 813 patients. In this group, 26% had either quit or significantly reduced tobacco use at first follow-up (three-months), 21% at the second (six-months) and 18% at the third follow-up (nine-months) had done so.

Conclusions: It is feasible to set up effective tobacco cessation clinics in developing countries. Integration of these services into the health care delivery system still remains a challenge.

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