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Webinar: Smoking among disadvantaged and vulnerable groups with Dr Veronica Boland

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 6 February 2020 with Dr Veronica Boland from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) and will follow with an open Q & A session. The webinar will run for approximately 40 minutes and is free to attend.

The disparity in smoking prevalence between the most and least advantaged Australians contributes to health inequalities. Understanding the experiences of quitting smoking from the perspectives of smokers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds provides key insights into the factors that inhibit and promote quitting behaviours. In this webinar, Dr Veronica Boland will present research findings conducted with socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers from a national randomised controlled trial (RCT) and a feasibility study into the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation. The webinar aims to inform healthcare workers and reAlsearchers about key barriers to quitting and future directions for quit smoking support.

There is no additional software required to join the webinar, other than a stable internet connection. We’d recommend that you use Google Chrome to view the webinar.

The webinar will be held at:

  • 1:00pm (NSW, Vic, Tas and ACT)
  • 12:30pm (SA)
  • 12:00pm (Qld)
  • 11:30am (NT)
  • 10:00am (WA).

Access the webinar online here (please note the session will open approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time).

Participants are invited to register their interest prior to the event with the webinar organiser Vilma FitzGerald (contact details below).

Please note that this webinar will be recorded, and will be made available on the HealthInfoNet website at a later date.


February 6
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre
(08) 9370 6336