General Seminars

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks


  • Martin Dockrell Tobacco Lead - Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
12:55 pm - 1:25 pm


1:25 pm - 1:40 pm

Tobacco – damaging the world and it’s people

Tobacco is not just a threat to human health but also a major threat to sustainable global development.  This presentation summarises the key environmental impacts of the tobacco industry - from the cultivation of tobacco plants to the manufacture, sale and disposal of butts and boxes. Quitting really helps to reduce this damage but there are other policies and action that will help.


1:40 pm - 1:55 pm

There’s no such thing as ‘health behaviours’: smoking and cessation as cultural and social practices

Smoking is tied up with family, friendship groups and local belonging. How should cessation services be organised to acknowledge and address this? I will talk about residential segregation, ‘smoking islands’ and intergenerational smoking.


1:55 pm - 2:25 pm

Rapid Fire Oral – inviting presentations of what services have achieved across the UK to bridge the covid gap within smoking cessation

Chosen delegates will showcase their work and share their learning with peers by presenting no more than 4 slides within a 5 minute time slot. The 5 minute timer count down will start after the speaker/s have been introduced. SCaH delegates will vote for their favourite presentation and a £100 prize will be given for the best ‘Rapid Fire’ oral.

Rapid Fire 1: Smoking, distress and COVID-19 in England: cross-sectional population surveys from 2016 to 2020 by Loren Kock, UCL

Rapid Fire 2: Increased exposure to tobacco smoke for children during the COVID-19 era by Mira Osinibi, Kings College Hospital

Rapid Fire 3: Stop smoking courses at St Vincent's University Hospital Ireland – The experience of the move online by Ailsa Lyons & Grainne Ni Eidhin, St Vincent's University Hospital

Rapid Fire 4: Transition of specialist tobacco dependence services to remote delivery in secure mental health services by Katerina Manginas & Raminta Pinarello, West London NHS


  • Dr Loren Kock Research Fellow in Behavioural Science and Epidemiology - University College London
  • Mira Osinibi Paediatric Respiratory Specialist Nurse - Kings College Hospital
  • Gráinne Ní Eidhin Health Promotion Student, Department of Preventative Medicine and Health Promotion - St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.
  • Katerina Manginas Tobacco Dependence Specialist in Mental health - West London NHS
2:25 pm - 3:00 pm

Johnson & Johnson Ltd Sponsored Symposium – NRT, Covid, Commitment and Compliance.

This session will address:

  • Why some people have found it hard to stop smoking during Covid-19
  • What to say about pharmacotherapy treatment to encourage adherence to the programme
  • Supporting people who stop using pharmacotherapy treatments too soon then relapse
  • How to increase a clients’ commitment to becoming smoke free
  • Encouraging patients to develop alternative coping strategies to tobacco use
  • Ways to encourage uptake of follow-up appointments
  • How to prevent relapse by helping clients take more control of their options.



  • Jennifer Percival Smoking Cessation and Behaviour Change Trainer
  • Lisa Fendall Freelance Consultant & National Trainer - Project Global Solutions Ltd
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Panel: What’s Cooking in the SCAH kitchen?


3:15 pm - 3:25 pm

Break & poster viewing