Development of Smoking Cessation Guidelines for the Russian Federation
Tobacco cessation is a public policy priority based on the impact of tobacco use. The annual number of deaths due to tobacco use is estimated at 443,000 in the U.S. and 400,000 in the Russian Federation. The Public Health Working Group of the US-Russia Civil Society Partnership Program has implemented a collaborative project integrating the contributions of Russian, European, and U.S. experience toward evidence-based programs for smoking cessation that are effective, efficient, affordable, and safe.
The development and implementation of standardized procedures for clinicians to screen, counsel, and treat tobacco-dependent individuals is especially topical for the Russian Federation, in view of its recently adopted landmark tobacco control legislation, its high rates of smoking, and the potential for reduction of Russian morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.
This session is the U.S. launch of the new guidelines.
with Presentations by:
Andrey K. Demin, MD
President and Founder, Russian Public Health Association
Donald W. Zeigler, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
Judyth L. Twigg, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University
Senior Fellow and Director, Eurasia Health Program, CSIS