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18 May 2023 

FIP facilitates discussion on tobacco cessation in Amman

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Tobacco cessation was discussed at a meeting in Amman this week between FIP member organisation the Jordan Pharmacists Association (JPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the King Hussein Cancer Centre and the Jordanian Ministry of Health. At this meeting, which was facilitated by FIP, discussions focused on the challenges and barriers related to the role of pharmacists in smoking cessation, as well as potential opportunities and best practices.Learnings will be used to input into a dedicated meeting between FIP and the WHO on tobacco cessation during the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, next week. “Following the publication later this month of an FIP handbook and knowledge and skills guide to support the role of pharmacists in tobacco cessation, FIP will collaborate with the JPA to co-develop an action plan to organise educational online events about the professional interventions that pharmacists may implement to promote and support tobacco cessation. This will then be amplified at country level, led by JPA and other relevant stakeholders. This work will be part of FIP’s collaboration with the WHO under the WHO Consortium on Tobacco Cessation,” said Gonçalo Sousa Pinto, FIP lead for practice development and transformation.

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