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Smoking Cessation Course - November
Thursday 15 to Friday 16 November 2018 

This 2 day course for Health Professionals covers the latest advances in Smoking Cessation education, management and care.

This evidence-based course, empowers health professionals with the knowledge and skills to treat and manage nicotine dependency and help people addicted to smoking to quit - participants to be able to work effectively in groups or one on one with clients

Presented by the team of the Lung Health Promotion Centre at the Alfred.


Taking a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach and using a variety of teaching methods, topics covered include:

  • Smoking in Australia - facts and figures
  • Impact of smoking on health
  • Effect of nicotine on body and brain
  • Nicotine withdrawal syndrome
  • Measuring nicotine dependence
  • Treating symptom withdrawal
  • Using medications effectively
  • Special groups -  diabetes, pregnancy, teenagers
  • Smoking and mental illness
  • Behavioural interventions
  • What works and what doesn't
  • Setting up a smoking cessation clinic
  • Case studies
  • Evaluating the intervention
  • Mindfulness practice




$700 - Includes morning tea, lunch and course material.
Early Bird $650 before 18/10/18.  Alfred Staff discounts apply


This activity has been approved for 14 CPD points and is endorsed by the Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals.
You will be sent a predisposing activity prior to the course which will need to be completed and returned before the program commences.  To qualify for 14 points, participants must complete the predisposing and reinforcing activities and the feedback form.

Location & Time

Sessions generally kickoff at 8:30 for 8:45 am start finishing 5pm daily.
AMREP Education Centre
The Alfred, 89 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004

Contact Details



The following companies have provided financial support for the centre and/or specific support for this event and will be participating in the Sponsors’ Exhibition on the day of the event: GSK. 
Educational material has been developed independently of any sponsors.