What you get by completing this session

  • 50 mins of CPD

    A 40 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

This presentation provides the practical information needed to discuss vaping with your patients. How does vaping work? Can vaping help smokers quit and who should use it? Is vaping safe? How do you counsel smokers about vaping, write a nicotine prescription and where can you purchase vaping supplies?

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish the background of vaping
  • Recognise the legal issues associated with vaping
  • Acquire practical information GPs need to know - selecting devices and liquids, patient counselling, prescribing nicotine

About the Expert

Dr Colin Mendelsohn

Dr Colin Mendelsohn is a Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is the Foundation Chairman of the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association, a health promotion charity established to raise awareness of less harmful alternatives to smoking tobacco, www.athra.org.au. Colin is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and is a member of the committee that develops the RACGP national smoking cessation guidelines.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Topic: Nicotine Prescribing, Vaping & Quitting

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (40 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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