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Tobacco

by Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K

Book section
Year 2012
Book title Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work
City Sydney
Publisher University of Sydney
Page 105-126
Isbn 9781742102672 (hard copy) 9781742102689 (online)

Abstract

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on tobacco, including:

  • tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • tobacco's effect on the body
  • how to recognise nicotine dependence
  • how to recognise nicotine withdrawal
  • how to assess a client who smokes tobacco
  • how to help a client quit smoking tobacco
  • medicines that may help with quitting
  • using a carbon monoxide monitor when helping clients to quit smoking
  • how to reduce the harms of passive smoking.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

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Last updated: 30 September 2013
 
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