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smoking cessation


The use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation is an emerging issue… Carlene McMaugh takes a look at how pharmacists can navigate it The use of e-cigarettes as a therapeutic option …

NSW Health is putting retailers “on notice” over illegal e-cigarettes and nicotine-containing liquids NSW Health has given an update on its activities seizing illegal vaping products, saying it has collected …

Lyn Baucia, Director at No Puff, gives us a live demo of how to use nicotine gum at the AJP stage and dispels a common myth about NRT Ms Baucia, …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Optimal use of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy The most effective intervention for stopping smoking is a combination of professional counselling and pharmacotherapy. …

Some “initial evaluation” of the prescription vaping model may commence in the second half of 2022, but data is currently hard to come by, TGA head reveals TGA chair Adjunct …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news The value of domiciliary medication reviews Medication reviews are recognised as essential to tackling problematic polypharmacy. A thematic analysis of patient …

Police raid Canberra businesses selling vapes, while New Zealand announces it plans to eliminate smoking altogether Dangerous and prohibited ingredients were found in two out of every three nicotine vaping …

Smoking is an important risk factor in the development of chronic respiratory conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Pharmacists conducting comprehensive medication reviews have an opportunity to …

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 …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Trigeminal Neuralgia: Current Approaches and Emerging Interventions Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by unilateral, severe, brief, paroxysms of sharp painful attacks in …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Vitamin D, respiratory infections, and chronic disease A review of meta-analyses and randomized clinical trials has shown benefits of …

New guidelines for pharmacists as the vaping loophole closes The PSA, with support from the Commonwealth Department of Health, has developed guidelines and education to support Australian pharmacists through changes …