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Multidisciplinary tools for improving the efficacy of public prevention measures against smoking

Objective

Smoking is the largest avoidable cause of preventable morbidity worldwide. It causes most of the cases of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and contributes to the development of other lung diseases. The control of smoking is considered as a highly important intervention for the prevention of lung diseases. Tobacco consumption is highly influenced by socioeconomic factors. SmokeFreeBrain aims to address the effectiveness of a multi-level variety of interventions aiming at smoking cessation in high risk target groups within High Middle Income Countries (HMIC) such as unemployed young adults, COPD and asthma patients, as well as within the general population in Low Middle Income Countries (LMIC). The project addresses existing approaches aiming to prevent lung diseases caused by tobacco while at the same time it develops new treatments and analyzes their contextual adaptability to the local and global health care system.
SmokeFreeBrain follows an interdisciplinary approach exploiting consortium’s expertise in various relevant fields in order to generate new knowledge. State of the art techniques in toxicology, pulmonary medicine, neuroscience and behavior will be utilized to evaluate the effectiveness of: (i) Public Service Announcement (PSA) against smoking, (ii) the use of electronic cigarettes with and without nicotine as a harm reduction approach and/or cessation aid, (iii) a specifically developed neurofeedback intervention protocol against smoking addiction, (iv) a specifically developed intervention protocol based on behavioral therapy, social media/mobile apps and short text messages (sms) and (v) pharmacologic interventions. The main objective of the project is to evaluate the interventions in terms of health economics, by studying their cost-effectiveness, and proposing a scalable plan and a clear pathway to embedding the proposed interventions into policy and practice both in LMIC as well as in HMIC.

Call for proposal

H2020-HCO-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-HCO-2015

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Net EU contribution
€ 695 250,00
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Department of Health
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 166 800,00
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AAI SCIENTIFIC CULTURAL SERVICES LIMITED
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 345 326,00
Address
Avenue Arch Makariou Iii 33 Galaxias Centre 5th Floor Office 501
1065 Lefkosia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 317 050,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 245 500,00
Address
Avenida De La Constitucion 18
41071 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS IN BULGARIA
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 121 250,00
Address
50 Konstantin Velichkov Street
4400 Pazardjik

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Южен централен Пазарджик
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ANAPTIXIAKI MELETITIKI VORIOU ELLADOS EE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 240 450,00
Address
Technopolis Thessaloniki
55 535 Thessaloniki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Parodos Aristotelous 18
26335 Patras

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Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ADHERA HEALTH SLU
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 130 625,00
Address
Avenida De Los Descubrimientos Edificio Circuito I 1a, Puerta 37b
41927 Mairena Del Aljarafe

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT ZA PLUCNE BOLESTI VOJVODINE
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 120 200,00
Address
Put Doktora Goldmana 4
21204 Sremska Kamenica

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Region
Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 135 625,00
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 383 500,00
Address
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London

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Region
London Inner London — West Wandsworth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 79 425,00
Address
Al. Papanastasiou 91
185 33 Piraeus

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Region
Πειραιάς Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TAIPEI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION*TMU
Taiwan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wuxing Street 250 Xinyi No.250
11031 Taipei

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 206 863,95