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Dr Colin Mendelsohn

Tobacco treatment

Colin was the Founding Chairman of ATHRA, which was established in 2017. He stepped down from the ATHRA Board in 2021.

Colin was a general practitioner for 27 years and now works exclusively with smokers to help them to quit. He has a special interest in the use of less harmful alternatives to smoked tobacco for smokers who are unable to quit (tobacco harm reduction).

He is a member of the Expert Advisory Group that develops the Australian national smoking cessation guidelines and is past Vice President of the Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals, Australia’s peak body for experts in the field of smoking cessation.

Colin is actively involved in teaching health professionals and research in smoking cessation and has published widely in the field.

For more information, visit his website at

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