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Breaking bad: Strategies and tips to decrease nicotine use

June 28, 2023 | 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Smoking can cause serious health issues and is the leading cause of death among substance use disorders. Connect with your fellow family doctors as we share personal experiences with managing patients who smoke. We’ll discuss motivational interviewing, provide an overview of treatment options and share available referral pathways that can support a patient.

The Practising Well Community of Practice has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+Ⓡcredits. This Community of Practice includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+Ⓡcredits, for up to a total of 12 credits.


  • Monica Gad, Family Physician; Nicotine Dependence Clinic Clinician, Centre of Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON
  • Osnat Melamed, MD, MSc, MCFP, Addictions Physician, Nicotine Dependence Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
  • Peter Selby


  • Nikki Bozinoff, Division Head, Mental Health and Addictions, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Physician, Concurrent Outpatient Medical and Psychosocial Addiction Support Service, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


  • Stephanie Zhou, Addictions Medicine Physician and EDI & Social Accountability Lead, Sunnybrook Hospital; FHO Lead, Don Mills FHT; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine; Board Director, Toronto Public Health, Toronto, ON

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This session is part of the Practising Well Self Learning Program. Visit the Self Learning Program page to learn more and to participate.

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