WHO declares the 31st May each year as the World No Tobacco Day. This year „Health Professionals and Tobacco
Control“ paid attention to prevention and effective treatment of the pandemic of tobacco dependence. Concerning the
treatment, the role of physicians is crucial. At this occasion and in cooperation with the Czech Medical Association
J.E.P. new treatment guidelines were published, support of all seven Medical Faculties to the Code of Practice in
Tobacco Control was declared and the Czech version of the database www.treatobacco.net was introduced.
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