Clinical Tools & Guidelines

Clinical tools

Brief advice model for smoking cessation (Ask, Advise, Help)

This one-page Brief advice model for smoking cessation chart outlines the 3 steps of brief advice to help you support your patients who smoke.

Drug interactions with smoking

The Drug interactions with smoking resource outlines important drug interactions with smoking, including the clinical significance of the interaction and action required upon stopping smoking.

Helping patients to stop smoking: A guide for general practitioners

A practical guide for GPs for helping patients to stop smoking.

Helping patients to stop smoking: A guide for community pharmacists

A practical guide for community pharmacists for helping patient to stop smoking.

NRT videos for health professionals

Practical videos outlining ‘how to use’ each formulation of NRT.

Clinical guidelines

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) – Supporting smoking cessation: A guide for health professionals

A clinical guideline developed by RACGP for health professionals. The guideline includes an update on nicotine vaping products.

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) – Guidelines for pharmacists providing smoking cessation support

A clinical guideline produced by PSA for pharmacists on supporting smoking cessation. The guideline includes an update on nicotine vaping products.

Supporting smoking cessation during pregnancy – nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)

An evidence-informed clinical guideline for smoking cessation in pregnancy developed by Quit and Alfred Health, in collaboration with the Royal Women’s Hospital Pharmacy Department. There are two versions* of the guideline available:

The guidelines, including an algorithm for prescribing NRT, have been officially recognised as an Accepted Clinical Resource by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and have been endorsed by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), the Stillbirth CRE and the Australian College of Midwives.

*The above guidelines have been designed for use in general practice and health service settings and may be contextualised as required, subject to the internal approval and clinical governance processes of individual organisations. Please see the most recent version of the Drug Interactions with Smoking chart.

Last updated: 23 June 2022