Project quit tobacco international: Laying the groundwork for tobacco cessation in low- and middle-income countries

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Abstract

The 3 aims of Project Quit Tobacco International are to design a tobacco curriculum for medical colleges, develop culturally appropriate approaches to clinic and community-based tobacco cessation, and to build tobacco research and training networks within India and Indonesia as a prototype for other countries. This article describes pilot interventions being launched in 10 medical colleges in these 2 countries to (a) integrate tobacco into their 4-year training programs, ( b) establish illness-specific cessation clinics, and (c) involve colleges in community outreach efforts to promote smoke-free households. This article reports on lessons learned, challenges faced, and successes realized to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181S-188S
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume22
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

Keywords

  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Quit Tobacco International
  • smoke-free households
  • smoking cessation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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