This webinar is hosted by the Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre and presented by Dr. Veronica Boland from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of Sydney, New South Wales. Skip ahead to specific sections of the webinar using the links below.

In this webinar, Dr. Boland discusses:
– how disparity in smoking prevalence between the most and least advantaged Australians contributes to health inequalities
– the experiences of quitting smoking from the perspectives of smokers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds
– the key insights into the factors that inhibit and promote quitting behaviours
– research findings conducted with socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers from a national randomised controlled trial (RCT) and a feasibility study into the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.

This webinar aims to inform healthcare workers and researchers about key barriers to quitting and future directions for quit smoking support.

Three take home messages 2:40

The disease burden of smoking in Australia 3:25

Smoking and disadvantage 4:05

Barriers to quitting 4:48

Aboriginal specific barriers to quitting 5:38

Current treatments and services in Australia 6:25

Aboriginal specific and services 7:12

Cessation interventions targeting disadvantaged groups in Australia 7:32

Financial intervention for smoking cessation among low-income smokers/ Supporting smokers to quit study 8:01

E-cigarettes for smoking cessation 18:00

A randomised clinical trial comparing e-cigarettes to nicotine therapy for smoking cessation among low-SES smokers 21:10

Acknowledgements 26:49

Questions 27:32

Tobacco section on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre 33:07