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CPD module: Smoking cessation

How can community pharmacists help people to quit smoking?

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

·      Recent research on the cardiovascular risk of smoking tobacco.

·      Current estimates of the health burden of smoking on mortality and morbidity.

·      How smoking-related illness is increasing demand on the NHS.

·      Current smoking prevalence in adults and related demographics.

·      Effectiveness of stop smoking interventions.

·      Changes in how stop smoking services are being commissioned and calls for greater investment.

·      The latest NICE and Public Health England guidance around smoking cessation.

·      How prescribing of smoking cessation aids on the NHS is decreasing.

·      How the use of e-cigarettes in smoking cessation is being advocated.

·      Concerns about e-cigarette safety.

·      Useful resources on the evidence and practice base around smoking and smoking cessation.

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