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Leveraging pharmacists for tobacco cessation: New policy tools, evidence, and success stories

31 May 2024

There are 1.25 billion adult tobacco users around the world, and 60% of them want to quit, but only around 35% of the world’s population have access to comprehensive tobacco cessation services. Given the global prevalence and burden of tobacco use, particularly as a risk factor for noncommunicable diseases, it is important that the services provided by pharmacists in this area are expanded and consolidated. At this event, FIP will launch a global intelligence report on pharmacist-led tobacco cessation services. A joint WHO-FIP statement and call to action on the role of pharmacists in tobacco cessation and examples of successful pharmacist interventions/services in tobacco cessation will also be presented, along with findings from a survey and a systematic literature review.

- Lars-Åke Söderlund, Vice President, FIP, Sweden
- Long Chiau Ming, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies, School of Medical and Life Sciences, Sunway University, Malaysia


- Paul Sinclair, President, FIP, Australia
- Vinayak M Prasad, Unit Head, WHO No Tobacco Unit(TFI), World Health Organization, Switzerland
- Inês Nunes da Cunha, Practice Development and Transformation Projects Manager, FIP, The Netherlands
- Sherly Meilianti, Data and Intelligence Specialist, FIP, The Netherlands
- Farah Aqqad, Data Integration Specialist , FIP, The Netherlands
- Raj Vaidya, Ex-Chairperson & Vice President, Community Pharmacy Division, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, India
- Husam ALSalamat, Chairperson of Continuous Professional Development CPD committee, Jordan Pharmacists Association, Jordan
- António Teixeira Rodrigues, Director, Evidence & Health Solutions, National Association of Pharmacies, Portugal