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Nicotine Vaping for Smoking Cessation and Upcoming Scheduling Changes

Wednesday 15 September 2021

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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 e-cigarettes.
  • Counsel patients on the use of nicotine containing e-cigarettes.

Speakers:

Dr Colin Mendelsohn, GP. 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.

Resources:

Quit Smoking Study Synopsis and Quit Smoking Study Flyer.


Home Alcohol Withdrawal and Relapse Prevention

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Speakers:

  • Dr John Smart, MBBS DRACOG RACGP FAChAM (RACP). Dr Smart is a Foundation Fellow of the Chapter of Addiction Medicine and has dual interests in both Primary Care and Addiction Medicine.
  • Dr Chester Omana MB BS FRANZCP, Acc. Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry. Dr Omana is a Psychiatrist in Addiction Medicine at RNSH and Wesley Hospital, and Conjoint Lecturer at UNSW.

Resources:


Youth Services: Alcohol and Other Drugs + The latest on e-cigarettes Webinar

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Speakers:

  • Kingsley Waterson, Northern Sydney LHD Drug and Alcohol Services, Service Director.
  • Michelle Comito, Drug and Alcohol Youth Support Services (DAYSS), Coordinator Family & Youth Support Services.
  • Carolyn McKay, Sydney Drug Education and Counselling Centre (SDECC), CEO.
  • Marlene Gilbert, Mission Australia, Program Manager, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Continuing Coordinated Care Program.
  • Jane De Matteis, Brookvale headspace, Clinical Lead.
  • Lisa Fawkner, Northern Beaches Child Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS), Senior Clinical Social Worker.
  • Christian Gienau, Odyssey House, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Counsellor.
  • Ryan Courtney, Senior Lecturer, NDARC, UNSW, Sydney Australia & National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow.
  • Hayden McRobbie, Professor, NDARC, UNSW, Sydney Australia & Consultant in Lifestyle Medicine, Lakes District Health Board, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Resources:

 Click here to review the presentation.


Substance Use and Young People

Thursday 1 August 2019

Resources:

To access the handouts that accompany this video, please visit sydney.edu.au/matilda-centre/resources/for-clinicians.html#uniqueId_KRP3yeWx_2_button


New and Emerging Psychoactive Substances

Monday 15 April 2019

Resources:

Download a copy of the handouts (pdf, 3.3MB)


Substance Use and Physical Health

Monday 15 April 2019

Resources:

Download a copy of the handouts (pdf, 567.7KB)


Substance use in Our Community: Identifying Commonly used Substances and Their Effects

Monday 15 April 2019

Resources:

Download a copy of the handouts (pdf, 4.3MB)


Smoking Part 2: Managing Smokers

Friday 1 March 2019

Resources:

To download handouts for this webinar, visit: sydney.edu.au/matilda-centre/resources/for-clinicians.html#uniqueId_XNK2rfF8_0_button


Smoking Part 1: What We Know about Smoking

Friday 1 March 2019

Resources:

Download a copy of the handout (PDF, 1.9MB)