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World No Tobacco Day 2015

May 31st
World No Tobacco Day:  Stop illicit trade of tobacco products

  


The Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS), Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO), European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) issued a joint statement to celebrate World No Tobacco Day 2015.

 

World Health Organization (WHO) marks May 31st of every year as World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for policies to reduce tobacco consumption.  For 2015, WHO is calling on everyone to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products.

 

 

Tobacco Use and WNTD 2015 Campaign

 

The illicit trade of tobacco products is a global concern - many tobacco products consumed worldwide are illegal.  Illegal tobacco trade poses a concern for both high and low-income countries, and may result in significant health, legal, economic and governance issues.

 

Click here to read the goals of the WNTD 2015 campaign.

 

 

Oncology Nurses and Tobacco Control

 

Oncology nurses play an important role in addressing health priorities around the world, including smoking cessation interventions and health education to prevent tobacco use.  See an excerpt of the 'Joint Statement: World No Tobacco Day' below:

 

"Oncology nurses must offer patients evidence-based smoking cessation interventions since research validates that continuing tobacco use after a diagnosis of cancer is associated with a poorer prognosis and poorer treatment outcomes. 

Additionally, oncology nurses play a key role in offering health education and counselling to prevent tobacco use, and most importantly, advocating for and supporting policies, such as tobacco free environments, that are proven to reduce incidence among young people, promote cessation among tobacco users and reduce overall tobacco-related morbidity and mortality.
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Read the full joint statement here

 

 


 

 

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The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) issued a position statement in honor of World Cancer Day 2015.

 

Taking place under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach. 

 

2015 Campaign Focus

 

The 2015 campaign will be articulated around four key areas of focus:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximising quality of life

Why World Cancer Day is Important

 

Put simply, because the global cancer epidemic is huge and is set to rise. Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years).
Urgent action needs to be taken to raise awareness about the disease and to develop practical strategies to address the cancer burden. Disparities between people from different settings are growing, particularly in the access to prevention, treatment and palliative care.
Now, more than ever there is a need for a global commitment to help drive advancements in policy and encourage implementation of comprehensive National Cancer Control Plans. Furthermore, we have a collective responsibility to support low- and middle-income countries who are tackling a cancer epidemic with insufficient resources. World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media.

 

 

The Role of Cancer Nurses

 

Nurses play an important role in addressing the health priorities of societies around the world.  See an excerpt of the position statement on the Role of Cancer Nurses from the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) below:

 

"The growing demand for cancer care, from prevention to palliative care, along with rapidly changing healthcare systems provides opportunities for cancer nurses to play a pivotal and increasingly important role in delivering high quality, safe, effective and efficient healthcare to people affected by, or at risk for, cancer. As the largest group of healthcare providers globally, in most countries around the world nurses are the backbone of the health care delivery system."

 

Read the full position statement here.

The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) issued a position statement in honor of World Cancer Day 2015.

 

Taking place under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach. 

 

2015 Campaign Focus

 

The 2015 campaign will be articulated around four key areas of focus:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximising quality of life

Why World Cancer Day is Important

 

Put simply, because the global cancer epidemic is huge and is set to rise. Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years).
Urgent action needs to be taken to raise awareness about the disease and to develop practical strategies to address the cancer burden. Disparities between people from different settings are growing, particularly in the access to prevention, treatment and palliative care.
Now, more than ever there is a need for a global commitment to help drive advancements in policy and encourage implementation of comprehensive National Cancer Control Plans. Furthermore, we have a collective responsibility to support low- and middle-income countries who are tackling a cancer epidemic with insufficient resources. World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media.

 

 

The Role of Cancer Nurses

 

Nurses play an important role in addressing the health priorities of societies around the world.  See an excerpt of the position statement on the Role of Cancer Nurses from the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) below:

 

"The growing demand for cancer care, from prevention to palliative care, along with rapidly changing healthcare systems provides opportunities for cancer nurses to play a pivotal and increasingly important role in delivering high quality, safe, effective and efficient healthcare to people affected by, or at risk for, cancer. As the largest group of healthcare providers globally, in most countries around the world nurses are the backbone of the health care delivery system."

 

Read the full position statement here.

 

 

 

 

 

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