Intensive Tobacco Intervention

If you can offer deeper discussion to assess and assist your clients with their tobacco use and are able to offer follow up appointments, we would suggest taking Intensive Tobacco Intervention.

This learning unit provides best practice, evidence-based guidance for offering intensive tobacco intervention. Participants will learn how to support clients who use, are exposed to, and who are trying to abstain from tobacco and tobacco-like product use.

It addresses how to follow the 5A’s steps in a way that is adapted to an intensive tobacco intervention setting. Counselling skill development, assessment tools and techniques, and resources such as in the AlbertaQuits Cessation Toolkit are discussed. A wide variety of health-related settings and special population clients are briefly reviewed as well.

The Tobacco Cessation Pharmacology unit, or equivalent learning, is needed prior to taking the Intensive Tobacco Intervention unit. Following this unit the Applied Tobacco Intervention unit is recommended for further skill set development.


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