We support our partners across WA by providing them with a range of resources and online or face to face training opportunities. With these resources and opportunities, our partners can make smoking history in their services.
Our partners are also provided with a Community Services Toolkit. This toolkit is a guide for an organisation-wide approach to address tobacco smoking in community services through a Make Smoking History project. The toolkit is only provided upon joining as a partner.
Listed below are a range of resources and tools our partners can utilise while implementing an Make Smoking History project at a community or health service.
Supporting the development of smoke-free environments
Creating smoke-free environments guide
A smoke-free policy at every community service (with implementation and enforcement) increases people’s opportunities to improve their health and wellbeing. The best policies are well thought out, widely consulted and clearly communicated.
This guide will help you implement smoke-free policies at your community service.
Smoke-free policy template
Make Smoking History has created a smoke-free policy template for community services to be used in conjunction with the guide. Click here to access the adaptable template.
Smoke-free signage with positive messaging has the ability to support, educate and inform. Signage can encourage staff and clients to both adhere to the policy, plus seek information and support to quit.
This guide provides recommendations for developing positive and effective smoke-free signage. Make Smoking History has also produced a range of signs that can be downloaded, printed and displayed.
If you would like to order Make Smoking History for Community Services smoke-free signs, please complete this form.
Engaging people in a conversation about their tobacco use
3 steps in less than 3 minutes
Make Smoking History recommends that community services staff adopt a simple 3 step model as best practice care to help clients quit. The steps of the model are:
- Asking and recording an individual’s smoking status.
- Advising people who do smoke to quit and the best ways to do so.
- Offering clients practical help to quit by referring them to Quitline and encouraging the use of pharmacotherapy.
The Brief Advice – Ask, Advise, Help chart can help you engage your clients in a conversation about their tobacco use.
Other Make Smoking History resources
Quit pocket guide
This small pocket-sized guide is designed to:
- Remind people about the benefits of quitting;
- give helpful tips to keep people on track; and
- provide information on available support services.
Fact sheets, posters, and stickers can be downloaded online or hard copies can be ordered from the Cancer Council WA website.