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PTCC Workshop: Brief Counselling for Smoking Cessation

Toronto, Ontario
November 18, 2009

North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #2, 5100 Yonge Street

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop, however we strongly suggest that you complete the "Cessation" Module of the OTRU web-based course "Tobacco & Public Health: From Theory to Practice" prior to the workshop. This free online course takes 2-4 hours to complete and can be accessed at

Participants attending this workshop will learn how to counsel, encourage and support smokers who want to quit and stay smoke-free. We will:

  • Describe and practice one-on-one counselling techniques for smoking cessation, emphasizing the four "A's" -- Ask, Advise, Assist, Arrange.
  • Practice counselling scenarios with clients at various stages of readiness to quit.
  • Review a Toolkit of various assessment and treatment tools that can help you and your clients develop a treatment plan, assess levels of addiction, and build motivation to quit.

For more information and to register, please visit

This Workshop is sponsored by the Program Training & Consultation Centre in collaboration with Toronto Public Health And Toronto TCAN.