UK National Smoking Cessation Conference - UKNSCC
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2009 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference
The UK National Smoking Cessation Conference attracted world class speakers presenting the very latest in clinical, research and policy developments.

This year, the UKNSCC reflected the innovations being made with new medications and approaches to behavioural support; and will lead the discussion on how treatment services are funded and configured.

The World Class Commissioning of stop smoking services, the regulation of the profession through the UK Public Health Register, the proposed National Centre for Smoking Cessation Training and the future of the government's tobacco control strategy were all featured in the conference programme.

The UKNSCC agenda was driven by the involvement of the field and contained presentations from practitioners that focus on the policy and practice of helping smokers to stop.

Conference flyer
To download the conference programme as a pdf, click here.


Conference planning group

Programme directors:
Andy McEwen, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London and Heather Thomson, Health Improvement Manager, Directorate of Public Health, Leeds Primary Care Trust

Programme committee:
Miriam Armstrong, PharmacyHealthLink; Deborah Arnott, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH); Steve Crone, QUIT; Linda Durgan, All Wales Smoking Cessation Service; Trish Grierson, Dumfries and Galloway Primary Care NHS Trust; Peter Hajek, Tobacco Dependence Research and Treatment Centre, Barts and the London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry; John Hughes, Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Family Practice, University of Vermont, USA; Elspeth Lee, Behaviour Research and Tobacco Control, Cancer Research UK; Gerry McElwee, ASH Northern Ireland; Ann McNeill, University of Nottingham; Chris Owens, British Association of Stop Smoking Practitioners (BASSP); Lesley Owen, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE); Gay Sutherland, Maudsley Hospital Smoking Cessation Clinic; Dan Tickle, No Smoking Day; Robert West, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London.


Supporting organisations:
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH); ASH Northern Ireland; ASH Scotland; ASH Wales; Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD); British Association of Stop Smoking Practitioners (BASSP); British Heart Foundation; British Medical Association (BMA); British Lung Foundation; Cancer Research UK; Cardio Wellness; Journal of Smoking Cessation; No Smoking Day; Pharmacy Health Link; Pip Mason Consultancy; QUIT; Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation; Royal College of Nursing; Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH); Smoking Cessation Service Research Network (SCSRN); Society for the Study of Addiction; The Stroke Association.



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NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT)

Night smoking: a better measure of tobacco dependence

The psychology of cigarette addiction

Perspectives on tobacco dependence: the biology of nicotine addiction

‘World class commissioning’: a panacea or an empty promise?

Motivational interviewing: into better services

Smoking Kills ten years on: what's changed and what hasn't?

Spontaneous quitting

The seductive diversion of addiction: a social perspective on tobacco dependence

Smoking in the movies

Product packaging and regulation: what drives smokers into services?

Developing a tobacco cessation programme for the Bangladeshi community: an innovative approach

Providing immediate support through pharmacy stop smoking services following face to face events

Mobile technology in support of smoking cessation initiatives in NHS Hammersmith and Fulham

Stop smoking mobile road show – a pilot initiative from Newham

The impact of a New Zealand primary care based cessation programme on health inequalities

Changing the service model to fit the neighbourhood

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