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Workshop on SmokeFreeBrain pilot projects

Workshop on SmokeFreeBrain pilot projects on smoking cessation was held at the Institute for Pulmonary Diseases of Vojvodina, with aim to introduce each pilot of the SmokeFreeBrain to the scientific and professional community of the largest respiratory care health centre in this region of the Balkans. The major aim of the workshop was to facilitate enrollment of patients in the Serbian pilot project and introduce the program to the academic and physicians community in Serbia.

The SmokeFreeBrain project basically investigates the best approach and the best technique for smoking cessation in various populations across the Europe. The approaches vary from media actions and presentations through web and smart-phone based application to medicamentous intervention in smoking population. The workshop gathered university and academic audience and physicians from primary and tertiary healthcare institutions at the territory of Northern Serbian Province Vojvodina. Overall there were 84 participants attending the workshop.The pilots regarding media based interventions, smart-phone and web based applications, e-cigarette trials and medicamentous treatments drew most attention. Italian partners presented most effective TV commercials, Spanish colleagues presented the applications and UK researchers presented possibilities and pitfalls of e-cigarette consumption. Possibilities of medical treatments were presented by Greek and Serbian partners. More information on medical treatments, e-cigarettes, TV commercials and web applications could be found at the official web site of the project. The potential major impact on the local and global communities lays in definition of the best combination of the techniques to conquer one of the most lethal common habits of modern mankind - smoking. Project Coordinator: Panagiotis D. Bamidis Assist. Prof., Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, PO Box 376, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece tel: +30-2310-999310 mobile: +30-6972-008122 fax: +30-2310-999702 bamidis@med.auth.gr Contact us: www.smokefreebrain.eu Join the LinkedIn Group: SmokeFreeBrain Link up with us on Twitter: @SmokeFreeBrain Like us on Facebook: SmokeFreeBrain

Keywords

e-cigarette, health economics, smoking cessation, intervention, neurofeedback, neuroscience, smokingcessation, toxicology

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Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Taiwan, United Kingdom