Supporting People to Stop Smoking | Quit Tasmania

Supporting People to Stop Smoking

3 hour training session for community service workers.

Community service workers are in a pivotal position to have a conversation with their clients about smoking and to provide information and support on how to quit.


  • have existing relationships with clients who smoke, often seeing clients on a regular basis
  • are trained in promoting positive behaviour change
  • are committed to improving the wellbeing of their clients

Objectives of the training:

  • Build the capacity of workers to deliver best practice, evidence-based smoking cessation support to their clients who smoke
  • Give workers the confidence to have a smoking conversation with their clients and integrate smoking care into everyday care
  • Assist workers to understand smoking as a social justice issue which impacts on the health, social and economic wellbeing of their clients

Training includes:

  • Aspects of smoking – addiction, habits, emotions
  • Dealing with withdrawals and relapse
  • Pharmacotherapy products
  • E-cigarettes and vaping
  • Resources and supports for people who want to quit
  • How the Quitline 13 7848 supports people who want to stop smoking
  • Smoking cessation brief interventions – how to have the conversation with clients in a non-judgemental way
  • Making smoking care part of routine care – how can workers do this in their workplace?

Resources include:

  • Community Service Workers Toolkit ‘Help Your Clients Quit for Good’
  • Tackling Tobacco Smoking Care Pack
  • Quit Tasmania smoking cessation resources
  • Quitline referral form
  • Cost of smoking wheel
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy Advice Wheel

Feedback from previous participants:

“Excellent content. I now feel more confident to deliver the content”

“Fantastic resources that are easy and practical to use with clients”

“Well presented. Very engaging”

For more information please contact Irena, Community Engagement Coordinator, at Quit Tasmania: 6169 1943

Stuff You Can Do


Talk to Quitline Tasmania (13 7848)

Experienced counsellors provide free support and advice at any stage of the quitting journey.

Request a free Quit Pack

Includes all the information required to plan and prepare for quitting.

Useful Apps to support quitting

Share your story

Find out why you smoke

What are the 3 aspects of smoking?

Work out how much smoking is costing you

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