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Providing support and strategies to improve the likelihood of smoking cessation and manage side effects and withdrawal symptoms is an important role for pharmacists. Smoking abstinence rates can be improved …

A new tobacco ‘endgame’ centre hopes to stamp out smoking, with several approaches on the cards including restricting sales to pharmacies and cigarettes on prescription The Centre for Research Excellence …

Pharmacists advising people to quit increases abstinence rates, explains Amy Page Cigarette smoking is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.  The prevalence of people who smoke has reduced over …

Most smokers regret ever having taken up the habit, so how can pharmacists best support people to quit? Sheshtyn Paola explores the latest research and expert advice Jessica* started smoking …

Could restricting tobacco sales to only pharmacies, combined with cessation advice in these settings, accelerate progress towards a tobacco-free future? New Zealand researchers have aimed to quantify the impacts of …

Three Tasmanian pharmacies are set to offer a novel quit smoking program in which quitters receive financial incentives to kick the habit Pharmacies in the Glamorgan Spring Bay area – …

Could this common plant provide a low-cost, effective treatment option for smokers trying to quit? NSW smokers who want to quit are being recruited to take part in a world-first …

Quit Victoria and PSA are joining forces to utilise the power of pharmacists to help people quit smoking Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in Victoria and 80% …

The TGA has approved the use of Champix for up to 24 weeks – providing patients with a more gradual approach to quitting Its decision will allow smoker patients to …

It’s all too easy for patients to make New Year’s Resolutions, writes Karalyn Huxhagen, and then abandon them… but pharmacists can help keep them on track. I am sure we …

US pharmacy chain CVS/pharmacy has marked the first anniversary of it ending its tobacco sales by releasing new data showing a measurable reduction in cigarette purchases over the last year. …

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young says employers can help workers quit smoking by joining the free Workplace Quit Smoking Program. Delivered by the Queensland Quitline service, the program …