A/Prof Bittoun gave one of the most useful workshops I have ever done at the recent Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine conference on smoking cessation.
1. "Big Tobacco"
2. Smoking history
3. Nicotine physiology - positive and negative effects of nicotine, withdrawal effects, fast vs slow metabolisers, bell curve of blood nicotine levels, effect on liver metabolism, blood glucose and medication
4. Nicotine replacement therapy
5. Champix (varenicline) use - the EAGLES trial
6. Behaviour change