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Nicotine addiction: clinical review

Nicotine addiction: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


October 10, 2016


May 18, 2018

Programme Description

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in England. Jennifer Percival outlines the key elements of smoking cessation and how these can be applied in primary care.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Appreciate the prevalence of smoking, and its impact on people’s health and the NHS
  • Understand why smokers need specialist support to quit
  • Be aware of the most effective method for quitting smoking
  • Deliver very brief advice on smoking during consultations
  • Understand what research shows about vaping and its relationship to quitting
  • Access resources to support their work in helping smokers to quit
  • Readers' comments

    `Excellent clinical review.'

    `Very useful learning activity.'

    `Good module.'


    Activity and test author
    Jennifer Percival
    Counsellor and national trainer in smoking cessation and behaviour change


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required