As a health provider, you can make a difference in helping your clients quit smoking. Even a brief conversation can lead to quitting; it can be as simple as asking about tobacco use, recommending quitting and referring to community resources or self-help materials.
The step by step 5 A's method for brief interventions has substantial research supporting its use in helping tobacco users.
ASK about tobacco use at every contact.
ADVISE that quitting is the best thing they can do for their health.
ASSESS their readiness to quit.
ASSIST by providing brief counselling and pharamacotherapy.
ARRANGE for follow-up in your office or make a referral.
Refer to our Cessation Clinic
Algoma Public Health offers Tobacco Cessation Clinics, providing clients personalized support as they progress towards becoming and remaining smoke-free. Clients can self-refer to our Cessation clinic 705-942-4646.
For additional community supports check out Preparing to Quit Smoking.