ENSP International Conference on Tobacco Control 2017

ATHENS 24, 25 & 26

+32 2 2306515



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Wednesday 24 May (1st Day)

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:15 Chairs of Committees: Welcoming Remarks

09.15-10.15 PLENARY


TPD implementation in Europe

Chairs: Esteve Fernandez & Norma Cronin

  • Katja Bromen:The Tobacco Products Directive
  • Kristina Mauer-Stender: European tobacco control:  where are we now and what next?


10.15-11.00 PLENARY


FCTC monitoring and Article 5.3

Chairs: Carolyn Dressler & Cornel Radu-Loghin

  • Patricia Lambert:Don’t be duped: the tobacco industry is not all-powerful!
  • Geoffrey Fong: How to monitor FCTC implementation: the ITC study

11.00-11.30 Coffee break



EUREST-PLUS: Monitoring the implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive (Round table)

Chairs: Constantine Vardavas & Geoffrey Fong



World No Tobacco Day 2017 and beyond: Linking Tobacco Control to Development Goals for Maximum Impact (Round table)

Chairs: Dominick Nguyen & Israel Agaku

  • Marie-Luise Abshagen: Linking tobacco control with SDGs - More than health issue
  • Margaretha Haglund: Tobacco control and gender: How to counteract the tobacco industry
  • Carolyn Dresler: Tobacco control and poverty: How tobacco consumption increases socio-economic inequalities
  • Laura Graen: Tobacco companies – good, sustainable, corporate citizens?




Chairs: Bertrand Dautzenberg & Evangelos Filopoulos

  • Jan Peloza: The New Slovenian Tobacco Bill - Great Success Made Possible by Multi-stakeholders' Cooperation
  • Andrey Demin: Tobacco regulations and policies in the Eurasian Economic Union
  • Witold Zatoński: From Kazimierz to Athens: three decades of tobacco control advancement in Europe
  • Ramona Brad: A holistic approach to assessing the impact of a smoke-free ban in Romania
  • Dmitry Yanin: Involvement of Consumer Groups in Tobacco Control: Russia and Belarus Experience



SECOND HAND SMOKE (Abstract presentations)

Chairs:  Anna Tzortzi & Silvano Gallus

  • Ariadna Feliu: Second-hand smoke exposure in settings not regulated by the spanish smoking law
  • Stephanie Teloniatis: Individual Factors Associated with Support for the Smoking Ban in Bars among Smokers and Non-smokers in Greece
  • Tina Termansen: Protocol and some results: Deciding and implementing Smoke Free Work Hours in a Danish context, a qualitative study.
  • Giulia Carreras: Attributable mortality and morbidity to second-hand smoke in Europe
  • Shosh Karni: Smoking cessation in teenagers: A Different Approach to a challenging task

13.00-14.00 Lunch break & Posters   (Poster Chairs: Guiseppe Gorini, Antigona Trofor)



Tobacco Cessation - Health Professionals and IT Communication (Round table)

Coordinators:  Mark Parascandola & Krzysztof Przewozniak

  • Krzysztof Przewozniak: Attitudes of Internet users in Poland toward the new Polish Tobacco Control Law and the EU Tobacco Products Directive – types of arguments and semantic maps portray
  • Aleksandra Herbeć: Evaluating smartphone-based stop smoking interventions – opportunities and challenges.
  •  Sameer Pujari (TBC): Be He@lthy, Be Mobile: Global initiative for leveraging digital technology
  • Nino Maglakelidze: Developing a Model Tobacco Cessation Clinic:
  • Arusyak Harutyunyan: Making treatment available and affordable
  • Iveta Nohavova: Training for Nurses in Eastern Europe



ADOLESCENTS: TOBACCO & E-CIGARETTES (Abstract presentations)

Chairs: Stasinopoulou & Artemis Tsitsika & Lucia Maria Lotrean

  • Marina Demi: Outreach of the “SmokefreeGreece” educational campaign in Greek Schools
  • Michael Schreuders: Understanding the impact of school tobacco policies on adolescent smoking behaviour: a realist review
  • Emma Wrafter: New issues and age-old challenges: a review of young people’s relationship with tobacco
  • Lucia Maria Lotrean: Smoking prevention among school students with hearing disabilities from Romania
  • Sai Yin Ho: Favourable perceptions of electronic cigarettes relative to cigarettes and the associations with intention to use electronic cigarettes in Hong Kong adolescents
  • Bertrand Dautzenberg: The use of e-cigarettes in adolescents: public health consequences
  • Israel Agaku: Association between menthol cigarette smoking and current use of electronic cigarettes among US adolescents



ERS-ENSP collaboration on Tobacco Control (TBC)

Chairs: TBC



NGOs AND ADVOCACY II (Abstract presentations)

Chairs:  Andrey Demin & Nazmir Bilir

  • Marine Gambaryan: Implementation of Tobacco Control Policy in Russia. Where are we after 3 years?
  • George Bakhturidze: Georgian Public attitudes regarding tobacco free environment
  • Miha Lovse: The new tobacco legislation in Slovenia and the role of NGOs
  • Giuseppe Gorini: MADES Study: Evaluation plan of the new Tobacco Product Directive 2014/40/UE in Italy
  • Pavel Antonov: Tobacco Industry interference in TAPS policy making in Bulgaria
  • Kinga Janik-Koncewicz: Role of the Health Promotion Foundation in tobacco control and capacity building among healthcare professionals in Poland
  • Olga Knorre: Innovations in Implementation: Using New and Traditional Media to Ensure Strong Implementation of Tobacco Control Laws in Russia

15.30-15:45Coffee break



TOB-G & Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Special Populations (Round table)

Coordinators: João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia & Katie Kemper

  • João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia: Treatment of Tobacco Dependence for Mental Health and Addiction Patients
  • Sofia Ravara: Treatment of tobacco dependence in high-quality cancer care
  • Varduhi Hayrumya: Treating Tobacco Dependence in Myocardial Infarction Patients
  • Maya Rodnay: Smoking cessation for pregnant women and their spouses: training the medical staff to create a supportive environment
  • Sophia Papadakis: Tob-G - Treatment of Tobacco Dependence in Pregnancy (TOB-G)
  • Tasos Fotiou: Treatment of Tobacco Dependence in Adolescents
  • Antigona Trofor: Treatment of Tobacco Dependence in COPD
  • Arusyak Harutyunyan: Tobacco and Tuberculosis: Two Global Epidemics



Tobacco use: Cellular Mechanisms and Oral Health (Round table)

Chairs: David Scott & Nikos Koulouris

Elliot Scott: Tobacco Use and Oral Health

  • Takashi Hanioka: Integrating tobacco interventions into oral health program –pilot implementation of the WHO brief tobacco intervention program
  • Francisco Lozano: The role of dentists in preventing tobacco induced diseases
  • Nurcan Buduneli: Clinical, microbiological and biochemical parameters in active smokers, non-smokers and environmental-smokers
  • David Scott: Mechanisms underlying predisposition to chronic periodontitis in tobacco and marijuana users.
  • Arzu Beklen: In vitro effect of smokeless tobacco on gingival epithelial cells
  • David Hein: Interaction of N-acetyltransferase genetic polymorphism and smoking on individual risk for urinary bladder and breast cancers




Chairs: Filippos Filippidis & Marta Trapero Bertran

  • Mark Parascandola: The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control: The New NCI/WHO Monograph
  • Anthony Laverty: Trends and variability in tobacco prices in the European Union
  • Filippos Filippidis: Can price differences between cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco explain the rise of roll-your-own tobacco use in Europe?
  • John Kyriopoulos: Tobacco taxation in Greece and its potential impact on health
  • Konstantin Krasovsky: Tobacco affordability, sales and excise revenues in the 28 European Union countries in 2011-2014



TACK-SHS training WP4

Post-Conference Time

17:30-19:30 TITAN - Global Bridges training

20:00-22:30 Opening Ceremony (Zappeion)


Thursday 25 May (2nd Day)


09.00-10:30 PLENARY


 Cessation and Article 14

Chairs: Cornel Radu & Katie Kemper

  • Martin Raw
  • Taylor Hays
  • Andrew Pipe

10:30-10:45Coffee break



Tobacco Industry Interferance& Corporate Responsibility (Round table)

Coordinator: Francisco Lozano & Joshua Abrams

  • Pascal Diethelm: TI Interference in the current situation (TBC)
  • Leszek Bartlomiejczyk: Traceability of tobacco products (TBC)
  • Laura Graen: After PMI lost its case against Uruguay: Are trade and investment agreements still a threat to tobacco control?



TackSHS - Horizon 2020 Research project aimed to tackle the effects of secondhand tobacco smoke and e-cigarette emissions (Round table)

Coordinator: Esteve Fernandez



Cross-national standardized knowledge assessment for health care professionals (Round table)

Coordinator: Taylor Hays

  • Cristina Martinez: Process and impact assessment of an online smoking cessation course in three low-middle income countries in Latin America.
  • Linda Kaljee: Global Health Initiative. Programmatic fidelity and research instrument validity across diverse socio-cultural contexts
  • Juliet McDonnell: The IPCRG's Teach the Teacher Program: building capacity for the treatment of asthma across a European network of primary care organisations.
  • Sophia Papadakis: The experience from the Ottawa model for smoking cessation



ISPTID Board meeting

12:15-13:15 Lunch break & Posters   (Poster Chairs: Filippos Filippidis, Sofia Ravara)



 EU - Joint Action on Tobacco Control (Round table)

Coordinator Panagiotis Behrakis



Addressing tobacco use in primary health care (Abstractpresentations)

Chairs: Christos Lionis & Andrew Pipe

  • Arusyak Harutyunyan: Discrepancy between primary healthcare physicians’ attitude and practice in providing smoking cessation
  • Sophia Papadakis: TiTAN Greece & Cyprus – Primary Care Tobacco Treatment TrAining Network in Greece & Cyprus
  • Otto Stoyka: The effectiveness of interventions for primary care physicians to assist in smoking cessation
  • Alexander Plum: Training Health Providers in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Counsel their Patients to Quit Tobacco: Implications for Culturally Competent Adaptation
  • Charis Girvalaki: Effectiveness of the TITAN-CRETE program in increasing rates of evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment among general practitioners
  • Cristina Martinez: Assessing the adaptation and implementation fidelity of an Online Tobacco Cessation Training Program for Healthcare Professionals in three Spanish-speaking Latin American countries: The Fruitful Study
  • João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia: Very unsuccessful attempts to quit: examining correlates in the 13 countries where almost 2/3 of smokers live



Health and tobacco I (Abstract presentations)

Chairs: Yannis Tountas & Takashi Hanioka

  • Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla: Deprivation and smoking trends among lung cancer patients before and after the Greek economic crisis. Insights from the Cancer Registry of Crete.
  • Marija Zdraveska: Incidence of respiratory symptoms and allergic diseases in adolescent smokers in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 
  • Oana Arghir: Is obstructive sleep apnea a tobacco induced disease?
  • Aleksandra Herbec: Smokers’ use of electronic cigarettes in the month before and after hospitalization. Findings from helping hand 2 study.
  • Ioannis Gkiozos: The intention of smoking cessation in cancer patients
  • F. Javier Ayesta: Influence of having a psychiatric diagnosis on smoking cessation
  • Maria Sofia Cattaruzza: The 40-day cytisine treatment for smoking cessation: the Italian experience.
  • Armine Abrahamyan: Missed opportunities for smoking cessation counseling in primary healthcare settings: a qualitative study in Armenia
  • Mahmoud Alomari: Cardiovascular Function in Habitual Adolescents Smokers: The Irbid-TRY



Economics, Trade, Society and Tobacco (Abstractpresentations)

Chairs:  Kostas Athanasakis & Giuseppe Gorini

  • Estelle Dauchy: Estimating the Effectiveness of Tobacco Tax Reforms in Ukraine to Reduce Tobacco Use and Increase revenue: Limitations and Recommendations
  • Konstantin Krasovsky: Recent trends in tobacco sales, excise revenues, and affordability in the former USSR countries
  • Marta Trapero Bertran: Labor losses associated with smoking mortality in Spain
  • Tatiana Andreeva: Tobacco smuggling estimates based on packs examination
  • Krzysztof Przewozniak: Tobacco or health in post-modern society – a sociological look at current and future challenges
  • Florin Mihaltan & Ioana Munteanu: The new anti-tobacco law in Romania -a partnership success

14:45 -15:00 Coffee break



Implementing FCTC and TPD at regional and municipal level in Europe (Round table)

Coordinator: Pierre Bizel & Konstantinos Gourgoulianis

  • Helle Stuart: Do you Smoke? - We can help you!
  • Cristiano Piccinelli: Health and economic impacts: a Prevention Lab in Piedmont
  • Giuseppe Gorini: Tuscany against tobacco : a quit lines evaluation
  • Stefaan Hendrickx: Smoke free Flanders : the Vigez experience
  • Bertrand Dautzenberg: Paris sans tabac
  • Pierre Bizel: The regional Wallon plan against tobacco in Belgium



Health and tobacco II (Abstract presentations)

Chairs: Vassilis Diamantopoulos &  NurcanBuduneli

  • Tatiana Andreeva: Smokers' past experience and intentions in selecting cessation aids: implications of social learning theory
  • Ioannis Gkiozos: Effects of smoking cessation on lung cancer chemotherapy 
  • Nihaya Al-sheyab: The Effect of a “Class Smoke Free Pledge” on Breath Carbon Monoxide in Arabic Male Adolescents
  • Jamil Ahmed: Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention for Health Professional Students on Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking in Bahrain
  • Liora Valinsky: Maintenance following smoking cessation groups: a comparison between Arab and Jewish ex-smokers
  • Varduhi Hayrumyan: The Use of Five “A’s” Tobacco Cessation Strategy among Patients Hospitalized for Myocardial Infarction in Armenia
  • Sukaina Alzyoud: Behavioral counseling intervention for youth waterpipe smokers



Project Quit Tobacco International (Round table)

Coordinators: Mimi Nichter & Toker Ergüder

  • Aslı Çarkoğlu: Training Nurses in Smoking Cessation: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Şeyda Özcan: Including Smoking Cessation as Routine Care for Chronic Illness in Turkey: Case Studies from Diabetes Clinics
  • Nuran Aydın: Experiences of Turkish Pediatric Nurses and Midwives in Cessation Counseling with Parents
  • Ayşecan Terzioğlu: Women and Tobacco in Turkey: Reasons for Smoking and Urgent Need for Cessation



TACK-SHS training WP2




Coordinator:  Niels Them Kjær & Andrea Glahn

  • Antero Heloma: Finnish Tobacco Control and the FCTC Knowledge Hub
  • Margaretha Haglund: Tobacco Prevention and Advocacy in Sweden
  • Niels Them Kjaer: Smoke Free Future in Denmark



SMOKING AND SOCIETY (Abstract presentations)

Chairs: Anna Kokkevi & John Yfantopoulos

  • Alessandra Lugo: Smoking in Italy in 2015-2016: prevalence, trends, roll-your-own cigarettes and attitudes towards incoming regulations
  • Hermine Poghosyan: Social context of smoking among non-institutionalized adults: results from 12 US states, 2015
  • Shosh Karni: Socioeconomic class in smoking cessation groups- who perseveres?
  • Stamatoula Tsikrika: Tobacco behaviours and attitudes among immigrants
  • F. Javier Ayesta: No differences among sexes in smoking cessation in the patients treated in an specialized unit
  • Tina Termansen: Protocol and some results: A systematic review of the methods and outcomes of Smoke Free Work Hours and other smoking regulations at workplaces
  • Mahmoud Alomari: Obesity in Adolescent Smokers: The Irbid-TRY



Smoking Cessation Clinics in Greece (Round table)

Chairs: Michalis Toumbis & Paraskevi Katsaounou

  • Paraskevi Katsaounou: Smoking Cessation Clinics running in Greece
  • Iro Schoretsaniti: Smoking Cessation using behavioral support
  • Ioanna Mitrouska: Smoking Cessation using pharmaceutical treatment.New guidelines
  • Dimos Fotopoulos: Smoking Cessation in Psychiatric patients in Greece
  • Athanasia Pataka: Smoking Cessation in Respiratory patients
  • Athina Diamanti: Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy




Post-Conference Time

18:00-20:00 ENSP GA


Friday 26 May (3rd Day)


09.00-10.30 PLENARY & WORKSHOP


Global next steps of tobacco control

CHAIRS: Florin Mihaltan & Theofilos Rosenberg

  • Constantine Vardavas: Tobacco Products in the EU: Results of EUREST and PRECISE
  • Esteve Fernandez: E-cigarette Emissions Results of the 2017 WHO report
  • Israel Agaku: New Perspectives in Tobacco Control within the US: Accelerating Our Progress. (US CDC)


Workshop Session - Tobacco Control Advocacy for Health Care Professionals

Chairs: Cornel Radu-Loghin & Katie Kemper

  • Joshua Abrams: The Power of HCP Advocacy, in and beyond Europe
  • Francisco Lozano: HCP Advocacy in Europe
  •  Olga Knorre: Skills-building session

10.30-11.00 PLENARY


Plain Packaging

Chairs: Luke Clancy & Yannis Tountas

  • Mike Daube : Plain Packaging

11.00-11.30Coffee break & Posters

11.30-12.30 PLENARY


Tobacco, Society and Human Rights

Chair: Dominick Nguyen & Stephan Lequet

  • Carolyn Dresler - US FDA: Social determinants, human rights andtobacco use
  • Panagiotis Behrakis: Passive smoking and human rights

12:30 -13:30 PLENARY


FCTC Illicit trade protocol

Chairs:  Francisco Lozano & Ioannis Baskosos

  • Gilles Pargneaux (TBC):Illicit Trade Protocol
  • Maxime Compaore Nonguebzanga (TBC): COP7



13:30-3:00 Global Bridges meeting & working Lunch

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