Despite overwhelming scientific evidence on the link between smoking and cancer, smoking remains common in Central and Eastern Europe. Relative to other parts of Europe, smoking-attributed cancer death rates are substantially higher in these regions, particularly in the Czech Republic and Poland.
ISNCC has a strong history of international capacity-building initiatives in tobacco control, including in parts of Eastern Europe. Supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, leaders from Czech Republic and Poland have developed online learning modules to educate nurses in how to help patients quit smoking. The idea behind these "train the trainer" programs is if each nurse can help at least one smoker quit each year, the numbers would be phenomenal.
Click on the corresponding buttons below to access the Czech or Polish resources and learning modules.