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Nicotine Vaping for Smoking Cessation and Upcoming Scheduling Changes

Wed 15th September @ 7:00 pm

This webinar will update GPs on the role of vaping nicotine to help smokers quit and outline scheduling changes to nicotine coming into effect from 1 October 2021.
Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and illness in Australia and accounts for 21,000 premature deaths. 14.7% of our adult population smoke. While remaining a controversial treatment for smoking harm reduction in Australia, nicotine vaping (nicotine e-cigarettes) has been approved as second-line treatment by the RACGP and RANZCP for smoking cessation. Research suggests that it is more effective than combination nicotine replacement therapy.  From October 2021, Australians will be able to access nicotine liquid with a legal non-PBS prescription from Australian pharmacies and through importation under the TGA Personal Importation scheme.

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Wed 15th September

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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With a special interest in smoking cessation, Colin practised as a GP in Sydney for 27 years. He now works exclusively in tobacco treatment, helping smokers to quit.

Colin is a member of the committee that develops the RACGP national smoking cessation guidelines and is the Founding Chairman of the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association.
He is actively involved in research, writing, and teaching about smoking cessation, tobacco harm reduction and tobacco control.


General Practitioners, D&A Specialists, Nurses, Practice Managers, Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals.

  • Describe the principles of tobacco harm reduction using nicotine containing e-cigarettes
  • Explain the RACGP guidelines for use of nicotine containing e-cigarettes and the upcoming scheduling changes
  • Explain the clinical elements of a prescription for nicotine containing ecigarettes
  • Counsel patients on the use of nicotine containing e-cigarettes


Judy or Robi, Education Coordinators – 9432 8250 or events@snhn.org.au.

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