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Very Brief Advice for Tobacco Dependency

Darush Attar-Zadeh

Read time: 5 mins
Last updated:26th Oct 2023
Published:24th Apr 2020

Darush Attar-Zadeh is a practising pharmacist in the UK, specialising in helping people change harmful behaviours. He is a Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS) Executive Committee member and part of the IPCRG teaching faculty for treating Tobacco Dependence and Asthma Right Care.

He is the respiratory lead pharmacist for NHS Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Darush has specialised in the field of smoking cessation for 25 years and runs group consultations in GP practices where he is able to prescribe support and treatment. He was asked to help review the UK National Training Standards for smoking cessation and was a member of the London Clinical Senate Helping Smokers Quit programme. Darush has published more than 20 clinical papers and writes teaching modules on various medical platforms. He has been recognised by his healthcare peers at the 2019 PCPA GP Pharmacist awards for excellence and was awarded a PCRS best practice award in 2018 for work he and his community pharmacy colleagues carried out for people living with COPD.


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