Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care

Building capacity for tobacco control: training package

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World Health Organization

Publication details

Publication date: 2013
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150541 3



Overview

Treatment of tobacco use and dependence is mandated in Article 14 of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) as a key component of comprehensive tobacco control strategy. Tobacco dependence treatment is also recommended by WHO as part of a comprehensive package of essential services for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in primary care in accordance to the revised draft of the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs (2013-2020).

This training package aims to assist countries in taking one of their first steps towards providing comprehensive tobacco dependence treatment to all tobacco users by integrating brief tobacco interventions (brief advice) into primary care. WHO recommends that WHO Member States use this capacity-building and training tool to improve the delivery of brief tobacco interventions in primary care as part of their efforts to implement the WHO FCTC Article 14 guidelines and the WHO Global NCDs Action Plan.

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