Smoking cessation: practical resources for health professionals
Support your patients to stop smoking
Short webinar of practical support on why and how to help your patients quit smoking. Dr Alex Bobak covers tobacco dependence, the current smoking cessation landscape & strategies.
Find the latest evidence, training materials, practical tools and resources to support your patient conversations around smoking cessation.
Visit our hub for health professionals to understand the evidence into the safety of e-cigarettes compared with tobacco, key FAQs, the latest guidance from the RCGP and links to information for patients.
Essentials of Smoking Cessation module
Smoking cessation is a cost-effective way of improving health; the provision of behavioural support and pharmacotherapy greatly improves quit rates compared to willpower or nicotine replacement bought over-the-counter.
This education covers smoking cessation advice, types of pharmacotherapy and how to provide smoking cessation support for different patient groups. Useful for those who prescribe in conjunction with outsourced smoking cessation services and those who provide full smoking cessation services within their practice.
Behaviour change and cancer prevention course
Join this 30-minute CPD course on Very Brief Advice for smoking, obesity and alcohol. This module gives practical explanations on how to deliver effective VBAs for the different high-risk behaviours in as little as 30 seconds.
Talking About Cancer online course
Our online course Talking About Cancer: Reducing Risk, Early Detection and Mythbusting is hosted by FutureLearn, the online learning platform. You can enrol and start learning any time - it's open all year round.
RCGP position statement on e-cigarettes: video and podcast
Watch or listen to the new RCGP video on the role of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid. This video and podcast link to the RCGP official position on e-cigarettes which was released in partnership with CRUK in 2016 and updated with new evidence in 2017.
Royal Marsden GP Education Day: Lung Cancers
To support discussions between healthcare professionals and their patients who smoke, Public Health England has produced a summary of the latest information, guidance and training resources on smoking cessation. This will be accompanied by 2 additional activities in September; a September edition of Health Matters focusing on routes to quitting tobacco (quitting methods, the issues with going ‘cold turkey’, public misunderstanding about the harms of nicotine) and STOPTOBER, launching on 20th September, is a great time to encourage smokers to quit.
Free resources for you and your patients
Explore our range of information resources on smoking cessation to support your patient conversations. All our resources are free to order from our publications website.
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