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The continuing education workshop series helps to equip Quit Smoking Consultants with information and knowledge about developments in the tobacco control sphere.

Objectives

These workshops aim to achieve the following objectives:

  • Ensure Quit Smoking Consultants have access to information and updates in the area of smoking cessation
  • Facilitate the sharing of ideas among Quit Smoking Consultants 

Pre-requisites

Practicing Quit Smoking Consultants from all levels of training are welcome to attend. However, priority will be given to Certified Quit Smoking Consultants. We will sponsor the full costs of each participant.

Workshops available

(21-03) Emerging Tobacco Products - E-Cigarettes, Shisha, Vaping, Pipes

Workshop: 21-03

Speaker: Ms. Joy Ong

The workshop will discuss the latest trends in tobacco usage – E-Cigarettes, Shisha, Vaping, Pipes etc and how adults clients may be using the products.  Speaker will also add on an update on the latest trends in both adult and youth tobacco usage, as well as relevant legislations in Singapore.

The workshop will also discuss how we can contribute to championing a tobacco-free lifestyle.  A component may be added in to allow space for brainstorming of ideas on advocacy of tobacco prevention in our respective clinical work with different patients/clients.

CQSC Consultants only

2 June 2021 

1.30pm – 5.30pm

Online session (via Zoom) 


(21-04) Case Conference -Smoking cessation in community settings

Workshop: 21-04

Speaker: Ms. Susan Tan

Tobacco smoking is the largest preventable cause of death and disease, the health benefits of smoking cessation is remarkable regardless of the duration of smoking. Therefore, it is important that health care professionals are aware of the different ways to manage challenges faced when working with smokers on cessation.

The case conference provides health care professionals with a platform to:

  • Share clinical experiences in smoking cessation among  participants

  • Discuss the challenges faced when providing smoking cessation  Interventions

  • Learn to develop effective and creative interventions to tackle the  challenges raised

CQSC Consultants only

9 July 2021

1.30pm – 5.30pm

Online session (via Zoom)

(21-05) Case Conference -Smoking cessation in workplace settings

Workshop Code: 21-05

Speaker: Ms Susan Tan

Tobacco smoking is the largest preventable cause of death and disease, the health benefits of smoking cessation is remarkable regardless of the duration of smoking. Therefore, it is important that health care professionals are aware of the different ways to manage challenges faced when working with smokers on cessation.

The case conference provides health care professionals with a platform to:

  • Share clinical experiences in smoking cessation among participants
  • Discuss the challenges faced when providing smoking cessation Interventions
  • Learn to develop effective and creative interventions to tackle the challenges raised 

CQSC Consultants only

18 Aug 2021

1.30pm – 5.30pm

Online session (via Zoom)
(21-06) Helping Clients/Patients To Cope With Stress Without Smoking - Calming & Relaxation Techniques in Counselling

Workshop: 21-06

Speaker: Ms. Joy Ong

Many persons who smoke may do so for psychological reasons e.g. smoking when I am feeling angry or stressed. However, in the latest research,  it has been shown that smoking actually increases anxiety and tension. Nicotine creates an immediate sense of relaxation, so people smoke in the belief it reduces stress and anxiety. This feeling is temporary and soon gives way to withdrawal symptoms and increased cravings.

Therefore, it is important for CQSC practitioners to work with patients/clients on various ways to cope with stress without smoking. Managing stress is a key part of quitting smoking. This workshop will discuss a variety of calming and relaxation techniques that can be used in counselling to support patients/clients to quit smoking, and can give practitioners new ideas to work with their patients/clients.

CQSC Consultants only

3 Sep 2021

1.30pm – 5.30pm

Online session (via Zoom)

Points awarded

For nurses and pharmacists, the modules in these workshops are considered a form of training and there will be points awarded to your training credits:

  • 2 CNE points will be awarded to nurses
  • 2 CPE points will be awarded to pharmacists

How to apply

To register, kindly submit the following information to HPB at HPB_Smoking_Control@hpb.gov.sg:

  • Workshop code number
  • Full name
  • Organisation and designation
  • CPE number, PRN number or NRIC number
  • Contact number

Kindly confirm your availability before registering. Requests to cancel any registration must be made at least 14 days before the event date through the above email address. Registrants who fail to attend the workshop they have registered for without a valid reason may be rejected from subsequent workshops, at the organisers’ discretion.