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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/pneumology/asthma
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/toxicology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology/neuroscience

Call for proposal

H2020-HCO-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 695 250

Participants (14)

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Department of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 166 800
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
Activity type
Research Organisations
AAI SCIENTIFIC CULTURAL SERVICES LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 345 326
Address
Avenue Arch Makariou Iii 33 Galaxias Centre 5Th Floor Office 501
1065 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 317 050
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 245 500
Address
Avenida De La Constitucion 18
41071 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS IN BULGARIA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 121 250
Address
50 Konstantin Velichkov Street
4400 Pazardjik
Activity type
Other
KENTRO NEVROANADRASIS VORIOU ELLADOS EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 240 450
Address
Agias Sofias 5
546 23 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parodos Aristotelous 18
26335 Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SALUMEDIA LABS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 130 625
Address
Calle Torcuato Luca De Tena Numero 32, Casa 3, Pla Puerta B
41013 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT ZA PLUCNE BOLESTI VOJVODINE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 120 200
Address
Put Doktora Goldmana 4
21204 Sremska Kamenica
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 135 625
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ST GEORGE'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 383 500
Address
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 79 425
Address
Gr. Lampraki 122
185 32 Piraeus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TAIPEI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION*TMU
Taiwan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Wuxing Street 250 Xinyi No.250
11031 Taipei
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments