The 3rd Regional Summer course"Tobacco Dependence Treatment: Global Experience and Regional Perspective" Amman, Jordan 2011
The SCTS hosted the third regional
summer course "Tobacco Dependence Treatment: Global Experience and
Regional Perspective" over the period June 27 - 30, 2011 at Le Meridien
Hotel in Amman, Jordan.
- Establish more TDT clinics (better coverage of all countries and
all governorates/areas within countries).
- Use income from taxes and customs to provide free treatment
through public clinics and subsidized treatment in the private sector.
- Promote TDT clinics and generate a 'yellow pages' tool with
published contact info.
- Include TDT and tobacco control training as part of education in
universities (KHCC could serve as a regional training provider).
- Produce regional guidelines and treatment algorithms that
accommodate different patient groups. These could be generated per country,
tested, and then sent to "regional hub" for consolidation.
- List TDT medication on basic drug lists, and ensure coverage
through health insurance.
- Conduct situational analysis of the region (as part of a larger
research effort) covering the economic burden of the tobacco use.
- Include smoking and tobacco use in all NCD communication programs.
- Modify rules so that citizens in addition to public servants can
assume the role of liaison officers to monitor enforcement of smoking ban in
public places (this applies specifically in Jordan).
- Ensure proper enforcement mechanisms for smoking ban.
- Ensure information on training programs and workshops is shared
with all primary healthcare professionals.
- Sensitize the public and create awareness among non-smokers of
their right to smoke-free-air.
- Strict implementation of FCTC.
- Raise taxes and use funds for FCTC implementation.