In Professional Settings
Settings can play a part in helping children and young people stay smoke free by;
Teens are pre-disposed to be pleasure seeking and risk taking. It is one of the challenges of having a teenage brain. Clear boundaries and expectations in relation to tobacco use in and around their setting are also important.
You may decide you need some more smoking cessation input to address multiple young people in the setting using tobacco products. One option is to train a smoking cessation advisor within the setting to undertake targeted sessions. This could be as part of group or one to one sessions.
There may be young people that you feel require greater support than you can provide. Some young people may want support to quit smoking but would prefer this not to be in their setting. Services will depend on where the young person lives; check out the links below to check what is available.
'All Our Health' offer free, bite-sized e-learning sessions - to improve the knowledge, confidence and skills of health and care professionals in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing. The sessions cover some of the biggest issues in public health including;
They contain signposting to trusted sources of helpful evidence, guidance and support to help professionals embed prevention in their everyday practice.
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