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2021 Tobacco Control Scale

Last December, at the Catalan Institute of Oncology, Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization (WHO), in Barcelona, the updated Tobacco Control Scale for 2021 (TCS, tobacco control scale) was presented. Out of 37 countries included in this assessment, Portugal…

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Today we celebrate National Non-Smoking Day! 🚭

Did you know that about 85% of lung cancer cases are due to smoking? With regard to this event, GECP sets an example, with testimonies from members of the group who have never smoked and who share their reasons and/or…

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World Savings Day

Today marks World Savings Day and GECP brings a message to all smokers. Do you know how much money you spend each year on tobacco products? The Doctor. Paulo Costa, treasurer of the GECP Board, does the math for those…

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World No Tobacco Day

Lung cancer is more than smoking” is the motto of the GECP campaign to mark the World No Tobacco Day, which is celebrated annually on the 31st of May.Today we focus on demystifying the stigma associated with lung cancer, warning…

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National Non-Smoking Day

Today is the National Non-Smoker Day, an event created with the aim of congratulating all Portuguese people who do not smoke and who thus contribute to their health. It is common knowledge that tobacco has numerous harms and a negative…

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Today marks the World Ex-Smoker Day

We celebrate this date remembering all that can be gained by giving up smoking. More energy, more money, more beauty, more family, more health. Above all, more life! Watch the testimonies of five ex-smokers on the link below, with messages…

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The 1st of August is World Lung Cancer Day

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Portugal The most effective preventive measure is to eliminate tobacco consumption Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate about 5,415,000 new cases of lung cancer in 2020, representing the…

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Campaign “The only safe way to smoke … is not to smoke!” launched on World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco is the main risk factor for lung cancer. Between 85% to 90% of new cases are detected in smokers. Only with a reduction in the population’s smoking habits can a reduction in lung cancer cases be achieved. On the…

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World No Tobacco Day, marked May 31, 2021

As part of the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign – Commit to quit – GECP joined several scientific societies and health entities, launching the challenge for all smokers to commit to quitting. ? Around here, we are all committed to…

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Attitudes of Europeans towards tobacco and electronic cigarettes

On February 3, the European Commission launched the results of a survey which monitors Europeans’ attitudes towards tobacco, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and heated tobacco. This survey is the most recent in a series that has been carried out since 2003,…

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