Stop smoking resources from Cancer Research UK

Stop smoking resources from Cancer Research UK

September 6, 2018

Cancer Research UK has published the latest edition of Cancer Insight aimed at pharmacists and pharmacy staff, which focuses on smoking cessation.

The latest edition provides information on the safety of e-cigarettes, the power of Very Brief Advice (VBA) and the most successful ways to quit smoking. The magazine also doubles up as a poster to provide different options for quitting smoking.

Cancer Research UK also has a number of practical resources for health professionals on smoking cessation which pharmacy teams may find useful, especially if teams are planning to participate in Public Health England’s 28-day Stop Smoking campaign, Stoptober, which launches on 20th September. Resources include:

  • a behaviour change and cancer prevention course – a 30 minute course on VBA for smoking, obesity and alcohol. The module gives practical explanations on how to deliver effective VBAs for the different high-risk behaviours in as little as 30 seconds; and
  • an e-cigarettes hub – provides information on the safety of e-cigarettes compared with tobacco and key FAQs.

Pharmacists and pharmacy staff can sign up to receive future copies of Cancer Insight on the Cancer Research UK website.

Date for the diary – Smoking cessation webinar

Cancer Research UK will be holding a 30-minute VBA smoking cessation webinar on 2nd November 12.30-1pm.  The webinar will provide information on how best to help patients quit smoking and will also cover tobacco dependence, the current smoking cessation landscape and cessation strategies.

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