Global Training in Treating Tobacco Dependence

In May 2009, at the request of the office of the Assistant Director General for NCD Control and Mental Health at WHO Geneva, we were commissioned to prepare global training programmes and materials for treating tobacco dependence.

Following a full-day meeting in Geneva in July 2009, two publications, the Treatment for Tobacco Dependence Trainee’s Workbook and Trainer’s Manual were agreed.

These are currently under preparation by Dr Lisa McNally, Lisa Andrews, Elizabeth Dubois and Professor Salman Rawaf. The Collaborating Centre will run training programmes as part of this initiative, particularly in the six pilot countries indentified by the WHO across the six Regional Offices.