Welcome to the SmokeCheck training module
The module is a good way for you to refresh your knowledge and test your understanding and skills in smoking cessation brief interventions, and will only take a short time to complete.
The module is divided into two sections, “Putting your training into practice” and “Want to know more?”.
The information in both sections may be read or listened to using the audio option provided. When you have read or listened to each section you can answer the self check questions. These questions are located next to the smoking ceremony logo. Questions are a mix of multiple choice and true/false. They are designed to help you quickly assess your knowledge and understanding of the SmokeCheck brief intervention and of other tobacco related information. The correct answer to each question is provided, so you can check your understanding as you go.
Section 1 - Putting your training into practice
The first section, “Putting your training into practice”, is a review of practical information about the SmokeCheck brief intervention. It includes:
- SmokeCheck brief intervention: health workers’ role, what is a brief intervention
- 5As: Ask, Assess, Advise, Assist, Arrange
- Case studies
- How to use the SmokeCheck resources and order more
- Personal action plan
Section 2 - Want to know more?
The second section of the module, “Want to know more?”, is a review of background information about tobacco and smoking as it affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in New South Wales and Australia. This section includes:
- Context of smoking in Aboriginal communities: history and prevalence
- What works in tobacco control
- Smoking facts: what’s in a cigarette, health effects, pregnancy, ETS
- Quitting: the addiction process, benefits of quitting
- Health promotion principles