On this page:
- Training for Medical/Para-Medical Professionals
- Smoking Cessation in the Workplace
- Monthly Smoking Cessation Webinars
The Smoking Cessation Unit evaluates and conducts clinical trials and reports on smoking cessation products under development. The Unit has Phd students engaged in studies related to smoking, smoking cessation and mental health.
We have also been investigating the detrimental medical effects of Fungi in home-grown or illicit "chop-chop" tobacco. This type of cheap tobacco is often used by individuals with reduced income and leads to considerable life-threatening diseases. We have a strong emphasis on teaching and on practical application of research.
Staff of the Smoking Cessation Unit conduct training programmes here at the BMRI, as well as off campus, that vary from intensive courses that vary from half-day workshops to intensive 3 day training courses. These certificate courses cover tobacco smoking behaviour, nicotine dependence, treatment, relapse prevention and role playing, all based on evidence-based medicine.
Training workshops for medical practitioners gain CME points.
- Workshops for Drug and Alcohol Counsellors
- Workshops for Psychiatrists and Mental Health Workers
- Workshops for Indigenous Groups
Please Click Here to be taken to the Nicotine Addiction & Smoking Cessation 3 Day Training Course page.
Our programmes in groups for the public are based on scientific evidence and practical experience, are realistic and flexible to meet individual requirements. The intensity of the timetable of the programme has been formulated by us, published in the scientific literature and has been taken up by others outside Australia as an ideal formula.
- Lectures on Smoking and the Medical Consequences
- Train-the-trainer courses for qualified staff
Three-day courses are run by the lecturers of The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and trains suitably qualified company staff to conduct smoking cessation smoking programmes at their workplace.
- Smoking cessation manuals
Manuals can be devised and adapted to the workplace environment to suit trained counselors in aiding their staff or patients to quit smoking.
- Assistance with development and implementation of workplace smoke-free policies
- Assistance and guidance with developing smoke-free policies in the workplace. We have experience in supporting employees and management through the phases required to implement smoke-free environments.
On the last Tuesday of every month the Smoking Research Unit hosts a Smoking Cessation webinar from the BMRI.
Anyone with an interest in the field is welcome to attend. To receive monthly reminders and links you will need to attend, as well as Smoking Cessation course information, Smoking Cessation conference updates and more, please contact the Smoking Research Unit at to be added to the Smoking Research Unit email list.
"The Barriers and Facilitators to the Implementation of a Smokefree Policy in a Withdrawal Unit” By Louise Ross.
The Smoking Research Unit at the BMRI presents their Monthly Smoking Cessation Webinars. This one is on the topic of: "The Barriers and Facilitators to the Implementation of a Smokefree Policy in a Withdrawal Unit” By Louise Ross, Drug & Alcohol counsellor for Sydney & South West Sydney Local Health District.
Recorded at the Brain & Mind Research Institute on Tuesday 30 July 2013 at 2pm.