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Nicotine vaping products, the UK smoking cessation experience; practical tips for Australian prescribers

From 1 October 2021, all supply of nicotine vaping products requires a prescription from an Australian medical practitioner (whether the supply is domestic or by way of importation).

This is the second and final TGA webinar in the series to support healthcare practitioners to aid consumers wanting to quit, including those who are present users of nicotine vaping products.

Adj Prof John Skerritt – will chair a session with three UK specialists with extensive practical and clinical expertise in smoking cessation, particularly in the role nicotine vaping products can play in a person’s journey to quit:

Julia Robson – is currently a Tobacco Control Programme Manager at Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (formerly Public Health England) involved in the work around smoking cessation and e-cigarettes. She brings practical frontline experience of delivering support to quitters using e-cigarettes, having lead a large stop smoking service for over 15 years before moving to PHE. This service was one of the first in England to introduce a specific vaping voucher programme in 2016 to increase access to e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.

Professor Paul Aveyard – a practising GP and Professor of Behavioural Medicine at Oxford University. He brings extensive experience from the Primary Care perspective, in addition to research in this context including the role of primary care in smoking cessation and use of e-cigarettes. Optimising standard care smoking cessation advice from Health Care Assistants, Practice Nurses and GPs in the Management of Smoking in Primary Care (MaSC) trial — SPCR ( (refer to event material for this link)

Jamie Hartmann-Boyce – is part of the Cochrane Collaboration and leads on the Cochrane Living Review on e-cigarettes Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation – Hartmann-Boyce, J – 2021 | Cochrane Library and runs a monthly podcast on recent research related to e-cigarettes. Let’s talk e-cigarettes Podcast | Cochrane (refer to event material for this link)