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Working with Smokers - What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know

​Tobacco use is a known leading cause of preventable death and it increases the risk of developing diseases such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular diseases. These diseases result in heavy utilization of healthcare facilities and the recovery is further complicated by tobacco use.  

Healthcare professionals play a vital role in motivating and assisting smokers quit smoking. This talk will introduce the basic concepts of smoking cessation that allows participants to identify their roles and initiate a meaningful conversation with smokers which facilitates quitting. The content of this talk include the addiction model, the stages of behavioural change, brief motivational interviewing techniques and pharmacotherapy. The practical approaches (e.g., ABC & 5As) that busy healthcare professionals could adopt will also be discussed. 

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To register, please submit the following details to by 14 August 2019 (Wed).

  • Name
  • Organisation/Department
  • Profession
  • Contact No.
  • Email Address
  • SGH Employee No. (if applicable)
  • Professional Registration No.

By registering, participant has agreed to PGAHI Terms & Conditions.

Lecture Details

3 September 2019, Tuesday

6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

1 hour


​Registration Closing Date: 
14 August 2019, Wednesday

Learning Space Room 4/5 
Singapore General Hospital 
Block 6 Level 1 
Outram Road
Singapore 169608

Target Audience
All allied health professionals, doctors and nurses.

(Limited to 120 pax, on a first-come-first-served basis. As priority would be given to those who have pre-registered, walk-in registration may not be accepted.)