Tobacco Interventions Best Practice Guideline

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Best Practice Guideline (BPG): Integrating Tobacco Interventions into Daily Practice Third Edition (2017)

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the best practice guideline Integrating Tobacco Interventions into Daily Practice, Third Edition.

The new edition replaces the RNAO Best Practice Guideline Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice (2007).

The purpose of this guideline is to provide tobacco interventions best practices for nurses and other health-care providers across all care settings, with evidence-based recommendations related to assessment and interventions for adults who use tobacco. The scope includes all forms of commercial tobacco and is no longer limited to cigarette use alone— thus, the title has changed from “smoking cessation” to “tobacco interventions”.

The recommendations will help nurses and other health-care providers gain the knowledge required to screen all clients for tobacco use, implement an intervention plan with individuals who use tobacco, refer clients, add tobacco use content to enhance health professional education programs, ensure tobacco intervention curriculum is facilitated by trained and skilled educators, and advocate for smoke- and vape-free policies in health-care delivery settings and in the community amongst other skills. This guideline applies to all domains of nursing practice, including clinical, administration and education, and is relevant to a wider range of health-care providers.

We officially launched the best practice guideline through an 'In the Know with RNAO'webinar.