Smoking cessation therapy: an evolving landscape

Lyn Baucia certified smoking cessation specialist and pharmacist; Dr Brett MacFarlane BPharm(Hons),PhD, FACP, manager Education and Research, Australian College of Pharmacy.

In this edition of the ‘Hear this’ audio CPD series produced by the Australian College of Pharmacy for the AJP, Dr Brett MacFarlane discusses the role of the pharmacist in helping smokers to quit smoking with pharmacist and tobacco treatment specialist Lyn Baucia.

Smoking cessation is a constantly evolving area of pharmacy practice. Evidence-based quit smoking approaches have evolved over recent years. There are a number of misunderstood issues associated with nicotine replacement therapy that Lyn and Brett address in order to help pharmacists provide optimal therapy to their patients.

This audio CPD activity is divided into 2 parts and runs for approximately 1.5 hours in total.

Lyn Baucia offers pharmacy specific smoking cessation training for pharmacy assistants and pharmacists. Pharmacists can refer smokers to Lyn to help them quit smoking via the Nopuff Clinic. Lyn offers face-to-face, telephone or Skype consultations and a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss more about her program.


  • describe the health risks of smoking tobacco;
  • dispel some common myths about nicotine replacement therapy;
  • discuss quit smoking regimens;
  • advise patients on the evidence based use of pharmacotherapy for quitting smoking.

The 2010 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include (but may not be limited to):
1.3, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2

Accreditation number: A1701AJP1

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 3.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.
Expiry date: 01/01/2019

If you listen to the audio file you may claim Group 1 credits for the time spent listening to the audio file. If you listen and subsequently undertake (and pass) the assessment you may claim Group 2 credits as outlined above.


You can only submit answer to the assessment questions for this article if you are a member of the Australian college of Pharmacy. College members can submit answers at in the CPD Library. Non-College members can join the College online. Membership fees are listed on the College website. Non-College members are NOT able to submit answers online.

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