Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for
High risk populations - TOB-G

2nd Newsletter

August 2017
The TOB-G Project

The TOB-G project is funded under the EU 3rd Health Programme which is the main instrument that the Commission uses to implement the EU Health Strategy.


  • Approved under the EU 3rd Health Programme
  • Duration: June 2015 - November 2017
  • 5 partners, from 4 countries
Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for High Risk Populations now published
The “Smoking Cessation Guidelines for High Risk Populations” are a result of scientific and evidence-based research conducted by working groups of health professionals and experts in tobacco cessation for the 5 specific target groups of the project. Pregnant women, teenagers, patients with diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as cardiovascular patients belong to clearly distinct groups and require a tailored
approach to tobacco dependence treatment. The “TOB.g project” and ultimately these guidelines represent the first innovative action towards the scientific application of this principle in tobacco cessation.

Thus, this publication represents the first step toward a new consideration, a new direction and a new path, leading to a more efficient approach to a major Public Health concern. The smoking cessation guidelines contain 5 units with specialized smoking cessation interventions:

  1. during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period,
  2. among Adolescents,
  3. in Patients with Diabetes,
  4. in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and
  5. in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
Launch of the TOB-G Guidelines in French
Brussels, Belgium - October 2017
On 21 October 2017, the Belgian Fund of Respiratory Diseases, FARES, is holding the 13th Tobacco Cessation Meeting in Brussels, Belgium. The TOB-G Guidelines for High-risk groups, translated and adapted into French, will be presented to an audience of more than 100 professionals in health care, tobacco cessation, education and social care. Participants to the meeting will be receiving accreditation in ethics and pneumology.

Experts in smoking and tobacco cessation are expected to present the latest updates based on research targeting pregnant women, adolescents, patients with diabetes, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Participants are subsequently invited to attend workshops on either of the five topics according to their interest.

Read more on and download the full programme (French).
Hundreds of Health Care Professionals trained within TOB-G Programme

In Greece, more than 100 midwives have been trained on tobacco cessation during pregnancy, in the framework of the TOB-G project. Specifically, the TOB-G partnership organised two training events in Athens in 15th of October 2016 and 21st of January 2017.

On October 10th, 2016, the first TOB-G Training Seminar took place in Iasi, Romania. The training focused on the developed Smoking Cessation Guidelines for (a) Cardiovascular Disease Patients, (b) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patient and (c) patients suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. Fifty health professionals, from a wide range of specialities, participated in the training.
TOB-G Presentations

In the framework of WP2 “Dissemination”, the TOB-G partners participated in various events during which they presented the project, its aims, its results and its guidelines. In specific, the partners participated in the following events:

  • ENSP 2nd International Conference on Tobacco Control in Athens May 2017,
  • European Conference on Tobacco or Health in Porto March 2017,
  • ENSP Capacity Building Workshop and Network Meeting in Ljubljana October 2016
  • Tobacco Control Workshop for Health Care Professionals in Warsaw 2016
  • European advocacy summit on the treatment of tobacco dependence in Madrid 2016
  • ENSP 1st International Conference on Tobacco Control in Brussels May 2016
TOB-G researchers Prof. Sophia Papadakis and Prof. Antigona Trofor presenting TOB-G at the 2nd ENSP International Conference on Tobacco Control, Athens.
Next Step: The TOB-G online training course

The e-learning platform & e-learning training course, will be available in September 2017 to all interested health professionals. The e-course will be hosted on an e-learning platform designed for the needs of the TOB-G project.

The e-learning course aims to provide health professionals with in-depth training and give them knowledge and skills for the implementation of smoking cessation treatment in high risk groups. The e-course and the platform will remain available after the end of the project.

For more information visit the project’s website:
More information

The TOB-G project started in June 2015 and will be completed November 2017. Project partners are delighted to respond to any enquiry you may have with regard to any of the TOB-G deliverables and events planned. For more information you can visit the project website at to fill out the online contact form or to discover your closest project partner.

We hope to hear from you soon!
This newsletter is part of the project "664292 – TOB-g" which has received funding from the European Union's Health Programme (2014-2020).
The content of this newsletter represents the views of the authors only and is their sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission and the Agency do not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.
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