Smoking is the leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality, yet over 60% of daily smokers in Hong Kong still haven't tried or are unwilling to quit. The World Health Organization recommends all healthcare professionals to deliver brief smoking cessation advice to patients in order to motivate smokers to quit.
The very brief smoking cessation advice has been scientifically proven both overseas and locally to be effective in motivating smokers to quit and increasing tobacco abstinence rate in as short as 30 seconds.
The Tobacco and Alcohol Control Office, HKU School of Nursing and HKU School of Public Health have prepared an online self-directed training set, which will empower healthcare professionals (including doctors, dentists, nurses, Chinese medicine practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians and allied health professionals) to deliver a very brief advice on smoking cessation.
1. Watch the 3 videos below. Each takes around 2 minutes
2. Read the handouts to further understand the video content
3. Answer the self-assessment questionnaire to revise the training content
Hong Kong's smoking prevalence is on the decline, Smoking is the leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality, yet this decreasing trend has been slowing. To further reduce Hong Kong's smoking prevalence and to meet the target of a 30% relative reduction in prevalence of tobacco use among citizens aged 15+, as set out in "Towards 2025: Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent and Control Non-communicable Diseases in Hong Kong", the Department of Health has partnered with The University of Hong Kong to provide an online training package for healthcare professionals to deliver a very brief smoking cessation intervention in primary care settings.
Thank you for visiting "Very Brief Advice on Smoking Cessation – Online Training" website.
If you have any enquiries or comments, please send them to:
Tobacco and Alcohol Control Office,
Department of Health,
Room 1801-1803, 18/F,
Wing On Kowloon Centre,
345 Nathan Road,
Facsimile: (852) 2575 8944
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Telephone : (852) 2961 8823
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