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The RACGP website, gplearning, shareGP and other online services will be unavailable this weekend to allow for extensive system upgrades. The RACGP 1800 numbers will also be unavailable during this outage.

The outage will commence from 8.00 pm Friday January 19 until approximately 10.00 pm Saturday January 20 (AEDT).

Clinical guidelines

Supporting smoking cessationA guide for health professionals

Resources for health professionals

RACGP publications (including Smoking cessation guidelines for Australian health professionalswww.racgp.org.au/guidelines www.racgp.org.au/guidelines/smokingcessation

Quit Victoria www.quit.org.au

Federal, state and territory initiatives (provides links to other tobacco control sites) www.quitnow.gov.au

Scollo MM, Winstanley MH. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. 4th edn. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria, 2012. www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.au

US Department of Health and Human Services. Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. 2008 update. www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco/treating_tobacco_use08.pdf

UK National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training provides online access to the Very Brief Advice Training module.www.ncsct.co.uk

New Zealand Smoking Cessation Guidelines www.health.govt.nz/publications/new-zealand-smoking-cessation-guidelines

World Health Organization GlobaLink. Global tobacco control. International Tobacco Control Network managed by the International Union against Cancer. www.globalink.org

World Health Organization site on tobacco www.who.int/tobacco/en

Treatobacco.net is produced and maintained by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, in association with the World Bank, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Cochrane Group and a panel of international experts. This site provides evidence-based data and practical support for the treatment of tobacco dependence. It is aimed at health professionals and policy makers. www.treatobacco.net

Action on Smoking and Health (Australia) is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to reduce the harmful effect of tobacco use by advocating a comprehensive tobacco control strategy at national, state and local levels. www.ashaust.org.au

Resilience Education and Drug Education. This website from the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations contains a comprehensive database of resources, policies and materials for drug education. www.redi.gov.au

SANE is an advocacy organisation to assist people with mental illness. SANE has developed a number of resources on mental illness and smoking such as the SmokeFree Zone resource pack and the Smokefree Kit for health professionals. www.sane.org

Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals (AASCP) for referral to a tobacco treatment specialist. www.aascp.org.au

Support programs offered by pharmaceutical companies such as:

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