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 guide template for community services to be used in conjunction with the guide. Click here to access the adaptable template.

A guide to developing a smoke-free workplace

This guide includes a few helpful hints to help you start developing your own smoke-free workplace policy

Smoke-free signage

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.

Community services smoke-free signs
Public spaces smoke-free signs

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:

  1. Asking and recording an individual’s smoking status.
  2. Advising people who do smoke to quit and the best ways to do so.
  3. Offering clients practical help to quit by referring them to Quitline and encourage use of stop smoking medications (such as nicotine replacement therapy).

The Brief Advice – Ask, Advise, Help chart can help you engage your clients in a conversation about their tobacco use.

General 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.

This guide is available as part of the Quit Kit.

Fact sheets, posters, and stickers can be downloaded online or hard copies can be ordered from the Cancer Council WA website.

Resources for people in prison

Trash the ash

This guide includes information for people in prison about how smoking can affect their health and finances, the benefits of giving up and how to access quitting support.

Practical tips for giving up smoking

This poster includes helpful reminders for people in prison on how to they can give up smoking.

Family and Friends

This guide is designed for family and friends visiting people in prison, to help them understand smoking and ways they can support someone to quit.

These resources can be ordered from the Make Smoking History team.

Free Quit Support

Talk to the Quitline

Quitline is a confidential advice and information service for people who want to quit smoking. For the cost of a local call (except mobile phones), a trained advisor can help you to plan and develop strategies to quit smoking and stay stopped. You can also use webchat during opening hours.

My QuitBuddy App

The My QuitBuddy App tracks your quitting progress, such as days smoke-free, cigarettes avoided, health gained and dollars saved.

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Quit for You - Quit for Two App

The Quit for You - Quit for Two App provides support and encouragement to help you give up smoking if you are currently or are planning to become pregnant.