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October 12, 2009.  Celebrating the First National No Tobacco Day

This day in 2004, the National Assembly of Armenia ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. A year after, to emphasize the importance of joining this first public health global treaty, the Coalition for Tobacco Free Armenia called upon the state authorities for recognition of this day.  After three years of tireless effort, this initiative turned a success as the RA Government made a decision to announce October 12 as the National No Tobacco Day.
To celebrate the National No Tobacco Day, the  National Oncology Center after Fanarjyan and the State Pedagogical University after Abovyan launched a series of various smoke-free activities, including on-site training of nurses, students round-table discussions and art competitions. These events were implemented in close collaboration with the Center for Health Services Research and Development at the American University of Armenia and Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control as part of the tobacco control project aimed at reducing second hand smoke exposure in Armenia supported by the FAMRI Center of Excellence at Johns Hopkins University.

Celebrating the First National No Tobacco Day. Celebrating the First National No Tobacco Day.
Celebrating the First National No Tobacco Day. Celebrating the First National No Tobacco Day.

 

September 1, 2009. CTFA Coordinator Awarded Fulbright at Harvard

Dr. Narine Movsisyan, the CTFA coordinator, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to conduct smoking cessation research at the Harvard School of Public Health. She will work under mentorship of Prof. Gregory Connolly, the Interim Dean of Division of Public Health Practice and a recognized global tobacco control expert.

CTFA Coordinator Awarded Fulbright at Harvard.

June 2, 2009. “The Global Tobacco Epidemic: Addressing it here and now”

The issues in global tobacco control movement and effective strategies for fighting the tobacco epidemics were discussed at a public lecture at the American University of Armenia delivered by Dr. Frances Stillman, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; the Co-Director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control and an internationally recognized expert with over 20 years of experience in tobacco control.

The Global Tobacco Epidemic: Addressing it here and now