- 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
What is Brief Advice?
Brief advice describes a short intervention (usually from 30 secs to 3 mins) delivered opportunistically and informally. It is known as ‘the thre As’ which stand for ‘Ask, Advise, Act’.
It can be used to raise awareness of and gauge a persons willingness to engage in further discussion about healthy lifestyle issues.
Brief advice involves giving information about the most effective way to change a lifestyle behaviour and how to access it.
This Brief Advice training will enable you to use the three As to:
- recognise the importance of raising the issue of smoking
- have confidence to raise the subject of smoking directly with people
- know where and how to signpost people for support to stop.