Tobacco Intervention eLearns


These FREE, interactive, web-based modules aim to help nurses and other health-care professionals learn simple and effective techniques to talk to their patients about tobacco intervention.

The following eLearns are located under the Addiction and Mental Health section. 
Please note you must create an account on the eLearn website:

1) NEW! Tobacco Use and Cessation with Youth and Young Adults in Canada

This module will provide you with the foundational information needed to begin planning a tobacco cessation program targeting youth and young adults. It will discuss key concepts regarding tobacco use by youth and young adults, such as prevalence, motivations for tobacco use and cessation, and specific tobacco interventions for this population.

2) NEW! Integrating Tobacco Interventions Into Daily Practice

This module will provide nurses and other health-care providers with the foundational knowledge to start engaging with their clients who use tobacco to help them quit, reduce or manage their withdrawal symptoms. This e-Learn is the foundational module for tobacco interventions.

3) Nurses and other health-care professionals who smoke
Nurses and other health professionals who smoke may feel conflicted because of intimate knowledge and experience with the consequences of smoking. This module aims to help nurses who smoke feel comfortable discussing the benefits of smoking cessation with their clients. 

5)  Nurses and other health professionals supporting tobacco use cessation in clients with mental illness and concurrent addictions
This module provides information on the recommendations in the Smoking Cessation Best Practice Guideline and provides an in-depth view of the statistics and prevalence of smoking among clients with mental health issues, myths surrounding this population and medical considerations.

6)  Working to reduce commercial tobacco use in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Communities in Ontario
This module addresses the special considerations that need to be taken into account when nurses and other health-care providers are working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis clients to assist them in reducing commercial tobacco use. This module aims to provide culturally appropriate smoking cessation interventions that can be used with clients who smoke. 

7) Supporting pre- and postnatal women and their families who use tobacco
This module includes the topics: smoking while pregnant, harm reduction approaches, applying intensive interventions using a woman-centred approach, and nicotine replacement therapy for pregnant women and relapse.