Colin is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. He helps smokers to quit smoking, teaches health professionals, writes articles on smoking and is involved in a range of other smoking-related projects

He sees smokers in Double Bay for evidence-based advice, tools and support to help them quit smoking. Click here to make an appointment or to find out more about how he can help you.

He is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, where he teaches medical and Masters students. He also conducts training for health professionals around Australia.

Colin has participated in many research studies on how to quit smoking and has published many articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

He is a member of the committee that develops the Australian national smoking cessation guidelines and is the chairman of the health promotion charity, Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association.

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For smokers who are unable to quit smoking or are unwilling to stop using nicotine, a much safer alternative is to switch to a less harmful nicotine product, such as a nicotine vaporiser (electronic cigarette).

Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid into an aerosol for inhalation. They deliver nicotine to reduce the urge to smoke and provide a 'smoking-like' experience - the hand-to-mouth action, the physical sensations and social elements of smoking, but without almost all the toxic chemicals that cause the harm to health.

The Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA) is a registered health promotion charity established to reduce the harm from tobacco smoking in Australia. ATHRA’s aim is to provide smokers and health professionals with evidence-based information on safer alternatives to smoking. ATHRA’s broader goal is to encourage the complete cessation of tobacco smoking in Australia.

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Disclosure. I have no financial or commercial relationship with any electronic cigarette or tobacco company. Never have, never will.