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Global tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship regulation: what’s old, what’s new and where to next?
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    Addressing Tobacco Control in Psychiatric Settings
    • LienChung Wei, Psychiatrist Department of Counseling and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan

    I read with interest the article "Global tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship regulation: what’s old, what’s new, and where to next?[1]" published in Tobacco Control. As a psychiatrist specializing in addiction treatment at Taoyuan Psychiatric Center in Taiwan, I wish to share our institution's experience in implementing a successful smoke-free hospital program, which may serve as a model for other psychiatric centers.

    Since 2014, Taoyuan Psychiatric Center has made significant progress in promoting a smoke-free environment through a comprehensive tobacco control program. Our program's objectives include creating a smoke-free hospital, increasing smoking cessation services for outpatients and inpatients, and improving patient smoking status documentation. Furthermore, we prioritize smoking cessation counseling for adolescents, pregnant women, and their families.

    In psychiatric settings, smoking cessation is crucial as tobacco use can influence the blood concentration of psychotropic medications, potentially destabilizing psychiatric symptoms. Assisting patients in quitting smoking not only lowers the risk of tobacco-related diseases but also contributes to stabilizing their psychiatric conditions.

    Our program encompasses various initiatives, including staff training, community tobacco harm prevention promotion, provision of second-generation smoking cessation treatments for outpatients and inpatien...

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