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Online Webinar Part 1: What we know about smoking today: Who, what, and in particular, why do people smoke?

Wed 27th November 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) invites local GPs, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied health Professionals their staff to a webinar on Smoking Cessation.  Delivered by the renowned expert in smoking cessation, A/Prof. Renee Bittoun, part one of this two-part webinar series for general practice will give participants in-depth knowledge and skills in nicotine addiction and smoking cessation. Cigarettes kill half of all lifetime users – more than AIDS, legal drugs, illegal drugs, road accidents, murder and suicide combined. Understanding why people smoke despite the risks is the basis for helping them understand how to address their smoking.

7.30pm – 8.30pm Webinar

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Wed 27th November 2019

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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This activity has been allocated 2 Category 2 points under the 2017-2019 RACGP QI&CPD program


A/Prof Renee Bittoun

A/Prof Renee Bittoun is an internationally recognised expert in smoking cessation. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years and is an inaugural member of the international Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco. She started one of the world’s first Smokers’ Clinics in Sydney, Australia in 1979 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international peer-reviewed Journal of Smoking Cessation, published by Cambridge University Press. She is a clinical consultant to national and state health facilities, hospitals and indigenous health groups.


GPs, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals & Aged Care workers.

  • Describe the neuropsychopharmacological nature and basis of nicotine addiction – who smokes today, why they smoke and why would they do that contrary to their best interests.
  • Identify the genetics involved in smoking
  • Describe the effects smoking and quitting has on the patient’s medications – liver function and its role in the medications of smokers and their daily “habits” of smoking and drinking, smoking and caffeine.
There is no cost for the target audience practicing within the SNHN region.


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

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