See below for information relating to intervention strategies.
- The Ask, Advise, Assist, Arrange protocol provides guidance in implementing both brief and intensive intervention for smoking cessation.
- Motivational Interviewing may be beneficial for clients who are unwilling to make a quit attempt or require motivation to think about quitting in the next 6 months.
- Assessing your client’s readiness to quit allows you to develop a strategy for intervention based on their needs and willingness to change behaviour.
- Quit rates aren't the only measure of success when you counsel clients. Moving a person from one stage to another can be considered a success as it is one step closer to a quit attempt.
- In addition to intervention and counseling, clients who smoke may benefit from information and education on quit smoking medications available over-the-counter and by prescription.