Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Purpose & Scope

  • This guideline is intended 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 guideline includes all forms of commercial tobacco and is not limited to smoking alone.
  • Recommendations will help nurses and other health-care providers gain the knowledge required to: screen for tobacco use, implement an intervention plan with those who use tobacco, treat or refer clients for further supports.
  • Recommendations also focus on tobacco use content and training required to enhance health professional education programs and advocates for smoke- and vape-free policies in health-care delivery settings and in the community.
Addiction and Mental Health
Integrating Tobacco Interventions into Daily Practice
Background Information