Nursing and allied health professionals have a vital role in promoting smoking cessation. A brief intervention provided by a health professional can trigger a quit attempt.
Smoking is the leading cause of death and disease in Australia. Health professionals play a powerful role in encouraging and helping patients to stop smoking.
Health professionals have an important role in ensuring that clients are aware of evidence-based options for smoking. Free online training is available on the Quit website and down below.
References for the Drug Interactions with Smoking card, developed by Quit Victoria and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australasia.
Tobacco smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Australia. As the evidence for a link between smoking and COVID-19 continues to grow, it has never been more important to support people who smoke to quit.
An organisation-wide approach is needed to embed the Ask, Advise, Help (AAH) smoking cessation brief advice model into routine practice. The AAH model outlines how to deliver best practice smoking cessation care and can apply to all health, social service and community settings.