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The 2015 World Conference on Tobacco sponsored by Health Global Bridges, Abu Dhabi.
Date:2015-03-25 12:32 

    The 2015 World Conference on Tobacco of Health (WCTOH2015) was a five-day scientific conference sponsored by Global Bridges March 17-21, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Prof. Tingzhong Yang, the Director of Center for Tobacco Control Research Zhejiang University School of Medicine, attended the conference. Global Bridges is an international organization working on creating and mobilizing a global network of healthcare professionals and organizations dedicated to advancing effective tobacco dependence treatment and advocating for effective tobacco control policy to reduce the health burden of tobacco use. In 2014, a total of 20 smoking cessation projects around the world won the design award of the organization, of which nineteen projects signed sponsorship contracts.  "Building Tobacco Treatment Capacity in Medical Universities and Affiliated Hospitals in China" designed by Center for Tobacco Control Research ZJUSM was one of the awarded recipients. The project is developing culturally appropriate smoking cessation programs (currently), which will be promoted among 50 medical universities and 10 affiliated hospitals in China.