- Smokefree sites
- Start the session
- Why Children's Centres are smokefree
- What does smokefree mean?
- Your role
- What to say to a smokerA recap
- Body language
- Brief advice
- What is Brief Advice?
- Why is it important?
- What's in tobacco?
- Smoking in pregnancy
- Secondhand smoke (SHS) in the home is harmful to children
- Supporting smokers to quitVideo
- The Three AsA recap
- NHS Stop Smoking Services in Devon
- Other ways of getting help
- Take the test
The Three As
|Ask||Identify smoking status|
|Advise||The most effective way to stop is with personal support and medication|
|Act||Refer to NHS Stop Smoking Service for advice and support if they are ready. If not ready, leave information with them.|
Be alert to using the opportunities you have for raising the issue:
“I wonder, are you smoking at the moment?”
“I know you quit a while back – how’s that going?”
Encourage the client to talk and take the lead. You don’t need to know why or how much they smoke, so don’t get drawn into a long conversation on their reasons.
“The most successful way to stop smoking is by using personal support and stop smoking medications”
These include different kinds of nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenge, mouth spray, inhalator, tabs, strips, nasal spray) and tablets (if over 18 and not pregnant). All are available on prescription.
If they are content to stay smoking:
Leave information for them in case they change their minds at a later date.
If they are ready to stop smoking now:
If you have a referral mechanism comple the referral