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86168 - OM: Smoking Cessation

  • : Online


This module features practical tips to help your patients stop smoking, with particular attention given to patients suffering mental illness. View a series of informative discussions between GP Dr Deirdre O’Dea and smoking cessation experts, Professor Hayden McRobbie and Professor Nick Zwar. 
Key focus areas: Smoking cessation, mental illness

Relevance to General Practice

People with a mental illness are more than twice as likely to smoke than the general population (32% vs 16%). They also have poorer health and a significantly reduced life expectancy, mostly due to smoking-related illness. 

This module highlights ways to overcome barriers to quitting, outlines the results from the ground breaking EAGLES study on pharmacotherapy safety and efficacy, and advice for follow up. 

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss the association between smoking and mental illness.
  • Recognise the common barriers to quitting, and how to address these.
  • Outline the range of support services and pharmacotherapies available to assist patient to quit smoking.
  • Cite the latest research on the neuropsychiatric safety and efficacy of varenicline, bupropion and the nicotine patch.
  • Ensure patient safety with appropriate follow-up and monitoring during smoking cessation.
86168 - OM: Smoking Cessation
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