Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Brief Interventions

  • Brief interventions are evidence-based approaches designed for use by health-care providers across settings to motivate clients to reduce or abstain from tobacco use.
  • The first step in addressing tobacco use is screening for tobacco use and offering brief interventions to all persons who use tobacco products, at every opportunity and in every setting.
  • The Brief Intervention Flow Chart highlights the key steps nurses and health-care providers can take in helping their clients quit or to reduce tobacco use.
Addiction and Mental Health
Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice
Point of Care Resources