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smoking cessation


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 …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Probiotics for preventing gestational diabetes A Cochrane review suggests there is an 85% increased relative risk of pre‐eclampsia with probiotic administration compared …

New Zealand is again floating the idea of restricting tobacco sales to pharmacies and specialist retailers The New Zealand Government has issued a document seeking comment on proposed actions to …

Pharmacists have access to new resources to help support pregnant women and their partners to stop smoking The resources – clinical guidelines and an online training package – have been …

Pharmacist politician Emma McBride has waded into the e-cigarettes debate, saying there is no evidence they are safe or less harmful than combustible cigarettes On Monday, Labor MP Mike Freelander …

Simone Pettigrew, George Institute for Global Health, looks at an unexpected opportunity Smokers are worried. A respiratory disease is running rampant across the globe and people with unhealthy lifestyle habits …