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Smoking Webinar Part 2: How to manage smokers – drop the word ‘quit’

Wed 26th February @ 7:30 pm

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) invites local GPs, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals and their staff to this webinar. Renowned expert in smoking cessation, A/Prof Renee Bittoun will deliver part two of this two-part webinar series for general practice. Participants will gain 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. This presentation will review evidence-based interventions for smoking cessation that are based on individual needs.’

7:30pm – 8:30pm Webinar

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Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pkDOu75sSEGMPLj1xNxoWg

Wed 26th February

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This activity has been allocated 2 category 2 points under the 2017-2019 RACGP QI&CPD Program, activity number 183292


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, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals and their staff

  • Utilise course reference materials to review evidence-based interventions for smoking cessation to address individual needs
  • Recognise that treatment is not a one-size-fits all approach and having taken a valid smoking history, choose the appropriate pharmacotherapy if needed
  • Develop a comprehensive management plan using language to help patients “manage” smoking (rather than the “you must quit” approach)
  • Identify and outline small but pertinent evidence-based behavioural changes that can enable successful changes in smoking behaviour
No cost for GPs, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals and their staff practising within the SNHN region


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

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