Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Tobacco Intervention Plan

  • When developing a tobacco intervention plan, the health-care provider and client should work together to identify client goals, barriers to quitting or reducing tobacco use, consider client’s social and family networks, physical environment, or how withdrawal symptoms manifest themselves.
  • When developing a tobacco intervention plan, health-care providers may consider asking the client:   a)    What does tobacco use mean to you?
  1. What do you see as the positives and negatives of using tobacco?
  2. Are there any small steps you can start making today to start reducing your tobacco use and/or reducing your children’s or family members’ exposure to second-hand and third-hand smoke?
  • The tobacco intervention plan should be evaluated at every encounter to assess motivation and engagement regarding treatment, assess progress to achieving goals and review and revise treatment plan.
Addiction and Mental Health
Integrating Tobacco Interventions into Daily Practice
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