Smoking cessation: practical resources for health professionals
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30-min CPD e-learning on the essentials of smoking cessation how to deliver effective VBA to promote behaviour change (free to register).
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Effective cessation interventions
There are several interventions to help people stop smoking. Different cessation tools, including prescribed medication, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and e-cigarettes, will work better for different individuals, but we know that quit attempts are more likely to be successful with behavioural support.
Visit our e-cigarette hub for health professionals. Explore the evidence, FAQs, expert opinions and latest guidance around e-cigarettes, including a video and podcast on the RCGP official position on the role of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid (in partnership with CRUK, updated 2017).
We have a range of useful free e-learning courses to help your clinical practice.
Complete ‘Essentials of Smoking Cessation’ module on smoking cessation advice, VBA & types of pharmacotherapy
Complete ‘Behaviour Change and Cancer Prevention’ module on how to deliver effective Very Brief Advice for smoking, obesity and alcohol
Practical information and support
We have a range of useful information to help your clinical practice.
Watch a short film by Practice Manager Sonia Simkins on the primary care perspective on the benefits of increasing quit rates
Campaign and patient resources
This years STOPTOBER campaign has launched for 2021.
This year’s campaign, launching on 20 September, will reach smokers through a range of media including radio, video on demand and out-of-home display; with an emphasis on targeting smokers aged 25 to 55 from lower socio-economic groups. Messaging will focus on promoting the benefits of quitting and signpost to the range of stop smoking support tools available on the Better Health website, including an enhanced version of the Stoptober app which features new functionality.
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