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Tobacco Cessation Efforts at Minnesota

Recent work on tobacco cessation includes “Capacity Building for Tobacco Control in Tunisia, North Africa & Middle East”, a project funded by the NIH/Fogarty International Center and led by Dr. Harry Lando, professor in the division of epidemiology and community health. The goal of the project is to increase capacity for tobacco cessation in Tunisia and to serve as a model for increasing tobacco cessation capacity throughout the region and in other low- and middle-income countries. Researchers are working to engage key stakeholders including health professionals, academics, and the government health ministry to implement and evaluate evidence-based tobacco cessation services. Findings will be used to inform effective implementation of Article 14 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Article 14 calls on parties to the convention to promote the cessation of tobacco use and to provide adequate treatment for tobacco dependence.