Apheis (Air Pollution and Health: A European Information System) released the latest findings in its ongoing assessment of the impact of particulate air pollution on health in 26 cities in 12 European countries.
ASH Ireland is focused on reducing the impact of tobacco use in Irish society. Just under 7,000 Irish citizens die each year from the effects of tobacco related disease - and ASH Ireland is determined to reduce this staggering statistic.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) was established in 1971 by the Royal College of Physicians. It is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. We do not attack smokers or condemn smoking.
The Asthma Society of Ireland has a clearly defined role in providing support services for people living with asthma. With over 470,000 people living with asthma in this country alone, we actively engage with the general public, healthcare professionals, the government, third party organisations and other stakeholders to keep asthma high on the agenda.
The roots of the American Thoracic Society reach back to 1905, when a small group of physicians decided that the best way to improve care for tuberculosis patients was to share their experiences and discoveries. Today, the ATS has grown into an international society with more than 15,000 members.
COPD Support Ireland
COPD Support Ireland is a charity set up to support all those living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We are Ireland’s only national COPD support and advocacy body, bringing together local support groups from around the country, to help those living with, and caring for someone with, COPD. We were founded in 2013 by patients working with the support of the Irish Thoracic Society, COPD National Clinical Programme, and health care professionals.
Department of Health
The Department of Health's statutory role is to support the Minister in the formulation and evaluation of policies for the health services.
Over 125 years, Dublin Institute of Technology pioneered technological higher education: the Institute’s alumni play important roles in technical and scientific innovation, economic and social development and culture and education both in Ireland and internationally. We nurture innovation and creativity across and between disciplines and remain committed to making education accessible to people from diverse backgrounds.
Environmental and Health Information systems.
Combing efforts for tobacco control in Europe - ENSP's mission is to develop a strategy for
co-ordinated action among organisations active in tobacco control in Europe by sharing
information and experience and through co-ordinated and joint projects.
European Respiratory Society (ERS) seeks to alleviate suffering from respiratory disease and promote lung health through research, sharing of knowledge and through medical and public education.
GLOBALink is an international network of the tobacco control community
Global tobacco control
HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
The overarching mission of the Harvard School of Public Health is to advance the public's health through learning, discovery, and communication.
HEALTH RESEARCH BOARD
The Health Research Board is the lead agency in Ireland supporting and funding health research. It manages a number of health information systems and carries out health research in several nominated areas.
For a life without tobacco
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization.
The Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) is a public centre working exclusively in the field of cancer.
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) promotes cooperation for public health between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland by:
- strengthening public health intelligence;
- building public health capacity;
- policy and programme development and evaluation.
Irish Cancer Society
The mission of the Irish Cancer Society (Charity number CHY5863), the national cancer care charity, is to play a vital role in achieving world-class cancer services in Ireland, to ensure fewer people get cancer and those that do have better outcomes. Our goals are focused around prevention, early detection and fighting cancer with three programme areas to achieve them; advocacy, cancer services and research.
Irish Heart Foundation
The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity fighting stroke and heart disease, funded up to 90 per cent by public and corporate donations.
Irish lung Health Alliance
The Irish Lung Health Alliance is a group of Irish charities that have joined forces to promote healthy lungs with four simple messages:
1. Lung disease can affect anyone regardless of age, health status and walk of life
2. Symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough and wheeze are not normal and should be checked with your GP
3.Lung disease is treatable – the earlier you treat the better.
4.Keep lungs healthy - don't smoke and stay active
Irish Thoracic Society
The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) is the official society for the broad spectrum of healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with chronic or acute respiratory disease in Ireland. Membership of the Society is drawn from respiratory physicians, internal medicine physicians, paediatricians, thoracic surgeons, general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dieticians, pulmonary function and respiratory technicians, scientists and other healthcare providers who specialise or have an interest in respiratory disease and care throughout Ireland - North and South.
The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations.
In response the Tobacco Free Policy Review Group was set up to carry out a fundamental review of health and tobacco and make recommendations to the Minister for Health and Children.
The mission of the Society is to stimulate the generation of new knowledge concerning nicotine in all its manifestations - from molecular to societal.
ST JAMES'S HOSPITAL
The hospital's fundamental purpose is the delivery of health treatment, care and diagnose as well as health promotion and preventative services at catchment, regional, super-regional and national levels. Its service remits ranges in complexity from secondary to tertiary level.
Trinity College builds on its four-hundred-year-old tradition of scholarship to confirm its position as one of the great universities of the world, providing a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and where staff and students are nurtured as individuals and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.
The tcrc works in partnership with national medical associations across Europe, supporting them in their efforts to educate their members, help patients and inform public policy with respect to tobacco. It also acts a resource for individual doctors who are interested or involved in tobacco control.
UCC is one of the leading research institutions in the State and its research income is consistently one of the highest in the country. The university offers a research-led curriculum that attracts the highest calibre of students. The university has over 120 degree and professional programmes given through some 60 departments.
The University is committed to maintaining a high level of research activity, to commercialising intellectual property arising from its research programmes, and to further developing its collaborative links with industry and commerce, and with educational and research institutions internationally.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
The mission at leiomyosarcoma.org is to provide the public with accurate and up to date information on Leiomyosarcoma and the many aspects of getting this type of diagnosis. We are funded by a private organisation, aimed at being an informational resource for professionals and those who have a personal interest.
Smoking and Mesothelioma
Patients with mesothelioma and a history of smoking may improve their life expectancy by quitting smoking and taking advantage of available life-prolonging treatment.
Tobacco page on Drugwatch.com: Smoking cigarettes and using other tobacco products is the largest cause of preventable death in the United States. Smoking leads to the development of lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and infertility, among many other serious health conditions. It is also known to aggravate conditions such as asbestos lung cancer.