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Welcome to CPhA’s new online QUIT forum! We’ve created this online community for pharmacists who have participated in CPhA’s Q.U.I.T. continuing education program or an acceptable equivalent (such as the PACT program in the province of Saskatchewan). We hope you will use this forum as a tool for discussion and support for ongoing smoking cessation initiatives in your practice, that will help you put your learning to work and increase the level of care you provide to patients who smoke. Please read our Guidelines for Use and Terms of Service before beginning to use the forum.
Here is how we hope the forum will work. We’ve assembled a team of pharmacists who are all considered experts or opinion leaders in the area of smoking cessation. These are our author-moderators , who will be your guides in posting new research, practice information, news or tools for your attention (i.e. the blog post), and moderating the subsequent threaded discussions (i.e. the comments that respond to the original blog post). We encourage you to discuss the items posted by our author-moderators in the threaded comments that belong to each post – or share new related information.
Have a smoking cessation subject you want discussed, but don’t see a current blog post on the your specific topic? You can either email your news directly to an author-moderator to start a new blog post, or just add a comment to whatever smoking cessation discussion threads are going on. While we would like the discussion threads to stay on topic as much as possible, we’re pretty flexible. And the author-moderator of the original post you add your comment to might start a new post on your topic if conversations start to get in depth.
Have a practice related question you want an answer to? Put your question in the comments section of our regular Q&A blog post. It will be answered in comments by other participants or author-moderators.
Finally, this is a work in progress. We’re not sure what direction your questions, answers and conversations might take. In the future, all participants might like to see weekly discussion threads on regular topics for instance, rather than new posts as topics pop up. We do know that we want this forum to grow and adapt to best meet your needs, so feel free to email suggestions to email@example.com