The majority of people who use tobacco want to quit. As a health care provider you can make a difference and help your clients quit smoking in just a few minutes by using the 5A Model of Minimal Contact Intervention.
Do you smoke or use tobacco products of any kind?
As a health professional, the most important advice I can give you is to quit smoking
Assess the stages of change, Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance
Offer cessation support with a referral or program information
Refer to the eligible program
You Can Make it Happen
“You Can Make it Happen” is a source of information, tools, and resources about tobacco cessation for healthcare providers. The website is provided by Public Health Units and Smokers’ Helpline.
Visit the You Can Make It Happen website to find the following:
- Information about Nicotine Replacement Therapy
- Integrating the 5A’s into your daily practice
- Resources tailored to your practice setting
- Resources for clients
- Training opportunities for staff