Monthly Archives: March 2011

NRT Information for Patients

Nicotine Replacement Therapy Fact Sheet
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Diabetes & Tobacco: A Dangerous Combination

Free Webinar on April 11, 2011
2-3pm EST

Register via Jean Leroux (

The Trouble with Menthol

Should menthol cigarettes be banned?
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Portable Ashtrays?

What Will They Think of Next?! Check it out…

New Tobacco Industry Product

Using High Dose NRT

A collection of evidence to inform the practice of those prescribing & monitoring the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapies.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy is the first line treatment for tobacco dependence
See 2009 Delphi Panel Algorithm
Appropriate use of NRT involves adequate replacement of self-administered nicotine by tobacco users
See TRaCII Medication Summary
NRT is almost NEVER contraindicated
See 2010 Risk Analysis of NRT
Withdrawal monitoring tools guide appropriate NRT titration
See West et al, 2006
NRT patches effectively reduce cravings during cessation but may prove more effective when paired with breakthrough gum/spray
See Shiffman et al, 2006
See Hatsukami et al, 2007
See PBM-MAP Combination Therapy

Second Hand Smoke Linked to Type II Diabetes

Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care
Full Article

Smoking Cessation Certification for Pharmacists

This CPhA certification will help you expand your scope of practice and be prepared to prescribe smoking cessation medications with the passing of Bill 179
When : Saturday April 2nd
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Ajax Convention Centre, 550 Beck Crescent, Ajax
Fee : $25.00
Registration limited to 20 participants.
Breakfast, Lunch , Snacks & Beverages provided

Register via email to CEASE secretary Stephanie Skopyk

Tobacco Use in Canada (2011 Report)

Propel Centre for Population Health Impact reports data from national surveys summarize the main patterns and trends in tobacco use in Canada between 1999 and 2009
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Quit & Get Fit!

Lung Association campaign that encourages smokers to kick the habit with the aid of physical exercise. Introduces a new iPhone App and offers a series of complimentary personal training sessions that combine smoking cessation support with fitness and health information, in collaboration with GoodLife Fitness.
Registration MAR 7-MAR 28, 2011

Quit & Get Fit!

Cobourg Moves to Ban Smoking Near Public Buildings

The new bylaw, which would strengthen a 2003 regulation prohibiting the smoking of tobacco in public places, would
extend the no-smoking area to anywhere within nine metres of the exterior of all publicly-owned buildings

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