PPP017 - Smoking Cessation with Emma Dean
Jane and Dan speak to Emma Dean, smoking cessation co-ordinator at Alfred Health.
We talk to Emma about:
- The optimal time to start a conversation about smoking cessation
- The ideal regimen and dosing for nicotine replacement therapy
- Whether e-cigarettes are a helpful alternative to conventional cigarettes
- The current thinking about varenicline and neuropsychiatric adverse effects
Resources for smoking cessation via the Alfred Health Pharmacy Department
McDonough M. Update on medicines for smoking cessation. Aust Prescr 2015;38:106-11
Anthenelli RM, Benowitz NL, West R, St Aubin L, McRae T, Lawrence D, et al. Neuropsychiatric safety and efficacy of varenicline, bupropion, and nicotine patch in smokers with and without psychiatric disorders (EAGLES): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Lancet. 2016;387(10037):2507-20.