The Smoking Cessation Champions Programme is a major health education initiative across Pharmacy and Community Healthcare to deliver appropriate training to all those involved in healthcare. The 4 Front Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Badge is specifically designed for all staff working in Community Pharmacy, whether as pharmacist or front of shop staff. 

We aim to achieve 5,000 New Champions in the next 12 months. 

This badge is completed by completing a series of course. It is automatically recorded as you complete each separate course and will build to the award. You may have previously completed some courses and this will be automatically credited to your progress to each Badge. You do NOT need to repeat any course, previously completed. 

The required courses are listed below. You can complete the courses in any order, but the award will not be issued until all courses have been completed. 

Progress to this award can be reviewed in your learner dashboard under the Badges option. 

This course focuses on ‘the respiratory system’ or how we breathe. The respiratory system is divided into 2 parts – the upper and lower respiratory tracts. This module forms an essential component of all courses relating to Colds and Flu and chronic breathing conditions. Key Words: Infection, Colds, Flu, COPD, Asthma, Lung,

Required Time in Course: 15 Mins

This course focuses on ‘Smoking Cessation and Nicotine Dependence’. For smokers, quitting is the single greatest positive change they can make for their health. This course can be viewed alone or in combination with several Courses to complete 4 Front’s Smoking Cessation Badge.

Required time in Course: 15 Mins

Welcome to 4Front Pharmacy Online.  This course focuses on ‘Nicotine as a medicine’. For smokers, quitting is the single greatest positive change they can make for their health. This course can be viewed alone or in combination with several Courses to complete 4Front’s Smoking Cessation Badge.

Required Time in Course: 15 mins

This course focuses on the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and advising patients on how to correctly use each product to offer the best chance of compliance and success. This lesson should be used in conjunction with learning about individual products and does not recommended or endorses any specif brand or product delivery system. 

Required Time in Course: 15mins

In this course we will review some of the more common Nicotine patches that are available in Ireland. Not all products can be reviewed, so you can look at active ingredient also as a guide. This is part of a series of lessons on products for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and includes: Nicorette, Niquitin and Nicotinell patches.


Required Time in Course: 15 mins

In this course we will review some of the more common Nicotine medicated gums that are available in Ireland. Not all products can be reviewed, so you can look at active ingredient also as a guide. This is part of a series of lessons on products for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and includes: Nicorette, Niquitin and Nicotinell.

Required Time in Course: 15 mins

In this course we will review some of the more common Nicotine medicated lozenges that are available in Ireland. Not all products can be reviewed, so you can look at active ingredient also as a guide. This is part of a series of lessons on products for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and includes: Nicorette, Niquitin and Nicotinell.

Required Time in Course: 15 mins

In this course we will review some of the more common Nicotine devices that are available in Ireland. Not all products can be reviewed, so you can look at active ingredient also as a guide. This is part of a series of lessons on products for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and includes: Nicorette, Niquitin and Nicotinell.

Required Time in Course: 15 mins