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MENDEZ, Elvira et al. Initiatives for smoking control: The Catalan Network of Smoke-Free Hospitals. Gac Sanit [online]. 2004, vol.18, n.2, pp.150-152. ISSN 0213-9111.

The Catalan Network of Smoke-Free Hospitals was created by the Catalan Institute of Oncology in 2000. Currently (December 2003), 45 of the 66 hospitals of the Public Health System in Catalonia are members of this network. Organization through a network promotes and strengthens the exchange of experiences in real time. It provides mutual support in education, training and evaluation and enables common continuing training. Such an initiative, based on consensual work through a network, facilitates progress in tobacco control.

Keywords : Tobacco; Environmen tal tobacco smoke; Smoke-free areas.

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