To help people increase their effectiveness in providing brief opportunistic support to others in their care who want to stop smoking.


By the end of the course participants will have:

  • An awareness of the current prevalence of smoking in Northern Ireland and the U.K.

  • Explored the wide ranging effects of smoking on the body

  • An informed understanding of the complex nature of tobacco use

  • Explored the reasons why people start to smoke and why they want to stop

  • Examined the stages of change approach by Prochaska and DiClemente and applied it for use in changing smoking behaviour

  • Looked at Brief Intervention to assess individuals to provide appropriate guidance and support for their stage of stopping smoking

  • An awareness of the current aids to stop smoking, their mechanisms of action, dosage and availability

  • Information about further sources of support available