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The New National Tobacco Strategy: How NRT can help

The Australian government has ambitious targets to slash smoking rates to 5% by 2030. GPs, and other health professionals, have been highlighted as playing a key role in achieving this target, with increasing requirements on smoking cessation counselling.

This webinar aims to unpack the implications of the National Tobacco Strategy for GPs, how GPs can prepare for new public health campaigns, and discuss NRT counselling- with a focus on using NRT as a re-engagement tactic.

Learning outcomes

  1. Outline the changing landscape of smoking cessation based on the National Tobacco Strategy
  2. Discuss NRT use, counselling, common patient mistakes and measures to support adherence
  3. Describe strategies for re-engaging or engaging people who smokes with cessation care using NRT
Educational Activities
1.0
hours

Host

Dr Linda Mann
MBBS, FRACGP, DipRANZCOG, BScMED

Dr Mann is a Fellow of the RACGP and member of the RACGP Antenatal and Postnatal Care Network. Linda has both local and international medical experience, especially in genetics and woman’s health. Linda is a GP representative on various national and local government committees and is an experienced medical educator.

Presenters

Dr Eileen Cole
GP Lead Quit

Dr Eileen Cole is a practising GP based in Geelong, Victoria. Eileen graduated from Monash University in 1993 and obtained FRACGP while working in regional and rural Victoria. She is interested in the prevention of chronic disease, health systems and patient safety. Eileen has worked as a lecturer at University of Melbourne and Deakin University medical schools, and she has additional training in Anatomical Pathology and Medical Administration .

Emma Dean
Pharmacist

Emma Dean (B.Pharm) is a pharmacist, and the Health Systems Reform Manager for Quit. Emma graduated from Monash University in 2002 and worked for almost 20 years in the Victorian health sector. She has well-recognised expertise in smoking cessation and related pharmacotherapies and is a member of the RACGP Expert Advisory Group for smoking cessation. Emma has extensive clinical experience in working with people to achieve smoking cessation.

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