Assessments and Interventions
Tobacco dependent assessments and interventions are easy to incorporate into practice and can be done quickly and efficiently. In less than three minutes, you can make a difference simply by following the 5 A’s:
Ask your patient if he/she uses tobacco products.
Advise your patient about the risks of tobacco use and to quit.
Assess your patient’s readiness to quit.
Assist your patient in quitting by providing access to resources and community cessation services.
Arrange a follow-up through Smokers’ Helpline Quit Connection Program or fax referral partnership.
Last modified on: May 31, 2018
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