Dr Alex Bobak is a GP in Wandsworth, London. He started running specialist stop smoking clinics in 2001 and became the first GPSI in smoking cessation in the UK.
His main interests are the optimisation of the delivery of smoking cessation and teaching the subject to healthcare professionals. He was one of the pioneers of the development of very brief advice (VBA) by GPs to smokers and has carried out research into the pharmacological treatment of smoking and into how smoking cessation is taught to GP trainees.
His work as a media doctor is now entirely focused on his campaign to promote evidence-based smoking cessation and anything that helps with tobacco control.