Smoking Cessation Training Program

 Smoking Cessation Training Program in New Zealand

Pharmacists have been participating in smoking cessation training workshops sponsored by the National Heart Foundation facilitated by a psychologist with experience in addiction. The workshops equip pharmacists with the strategies for effective advice and support for smokers at any stage in the cycle of change (pre-contemplative, contemplative, ready to quit, maintenance/relapse). There is good evidence that even brief motivational intervention from any health professional has a significant effect on smoking cessation rates.