EPACTT-2 project- European Accreditation Curriculum on Tobacco Treatment Project (In partnership with European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention)

Funding Agency: European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention


The goal of EPACTT-2 is to continue the development and expansion of an accredited curriculum for tobacco cessation in 11 European countries and to enhance the formulation of a network of healthcare professionals that is dedicated to advancing evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment. The project will utilize the extensive network of the European Network on Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), and the material from two IGL&C grants, to promote the development of champions in both tobacco treatment and control. The project has two main objectives:

  • To further develop, accredit and deliver a user friendly and accredited online training program, in advanced tobacco treatment in 11 languages
  • To update, adapt, translate and disseminate the ENSP Guidelines for treating tobacco dependence in 11 languages. A comprehensive and integrated guideline based on scientific evidence and best practices, taking into account national circumstances.

In the scope of this project the CHSR will perform the following activities:

  • Translate and adapt the ENSP Guidelines for treating tobacco dependence
  • Translation of the EPACTT-2 e-learning online modules and text
  • Translation of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation tools
  • Recruit participants from Armenia for the final online training course

The SPH team translated and updated the 3rs version of the ENSP Guideline and then arranged the final editing the guideline. CHSR Senior Researcher Arusyak Harutyunyan, MD, MPH participated in the EPACTT 2 partners meetings (EPACTT 2 kick off meeting on 18 October 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia and online partners meeting on  May 10, 2017 via Go to meeting). Another EPACTT 2 partners meeting on May 25, 2017 was organized in the frame of the second annual conference of the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) International Conference on Tobacco Control 2017 in Athens, Greece from May 24-26. On May 24 Arusyak Harutyunyan participated in EPACTT-2 Introductory module video recording.