Health care providers, like community health nurses (CHNs), physicians, dentists, pharmacists, public health nurses, mental health nurses, community health representatives (CHRs), community oral health coordinators (COHCs), community wellness coordinators (CWCs), Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) facilitators and others, play an important role in helping people quit tobacco.
Research suggests that about seven out of 10 smokers want to quit.
Think about doing a three-minute intervention with a client or patient. This is an easy and effective way to help a community member try to quit. A brief intervention is a way to talk with patients/clients about tobacco use during a regular interaction. You can also make recommendations about ways to quit
To perform a brief intervention with your patient/client, follow the 5 As:
- Click here to download Nunavut’s 5 As Guide
A brief intervention can increase the likelihood a client/patient will quit by 30 per cent!
The Nunavut QuitLine coaches can provide advice and support to your patients/clients. Services are free and confidential. They are available in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Click here to download the QuitLine fax referral form.