The role of pharmacists in tobacco cessation

31 May 2023

Tobacco use is a global health problem with 1.13 billion smokers and 8 million deaths annually, including 1.2 million from second-hand smoke. It is a burden on individuals, communities and economies, causing various diseases and preventable deaths. Tobacco is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases such as chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. At this event, FIP will launch a new handbook to support pharmacists and their organisations in providing a range of tobacco cessation services. This will be accompanied by a reference guide identifying the knowledge and skills pharmacists need to provide such services.

- Lars-Åke Söderlund, FIP Vice President International Pharmaceutical Federation - Sweden

- Dongbo Fu, Medical Officer for Tobacco Cessation World Health Organization - Switzerland
- Tan Ching Siang, Dean, School of Pharmacy KPJ Healthcare University College - Malaysia
- Darush Attar-Zadeh, Clinical Fellow Respiratory Pharmacist North West London Integrated Care Board, RightBreathe - United Kingdom (England)
- Inês Nunes da Cunha, FIP Practice Development and Transformation Projects Manager FIP - The Netherlands
- Dalia Bajis, Lead for provision and partnerships FIP - The Netherlands