Oral health professionals are in an ideal position to help their clients quit smoking. A short conversation with an oral health professional can trigger a quit attempt.
Oral Health professionals are a respected source of health information. They are well placed to deliver smoking cessation brief advice to clients. 1 in 33 conversations with a health professional will result in a person quitting smoking.
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.