Renee Bittoun, Sydney Medical School, The University Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Renee Renee has worked in Smoking Cessation for more than 30 years and is an inaugural member of the international SRNT (International Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco). She started one of the world’s first Smokers’ Clinics in Sydney, Australia in 1979. Currently she is Director of the Smokers’ Clinics in the Sydney Local health District and is Associate Professor, Head of the Smoking Cessation Unit in the Faculty of Medicine, Brain & Mind Centre, at the University of Sydney. She is the author of several books on smoking and quitting both for the public and as text books for practitioners. She has published many research articles on smoking cessation. She has conducted clinical trials of many treatments for smoking cessation, both pharmacotherapies and behavioural interventions. Dr Bittoun established and continues to teach the first University course on Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation in any Australian University at University of Sydney, is President of AASCP, The Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals, and is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international peer-reviewed Journal of Smoking Cessation published by Cambridge University Press. She was the Chairman of the National Smoking Cessation Conference, November 2014.
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