Smoking Cessation VBA


To provide training in the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver effective very brief advice on smoking.


  • Understand the impact of smoking in relation to COVID-19 
  • Understand the services/support available to support smoking cessation
  • Be aware of the patterns and prevalence of smoking within South Tyneside
  • Understand the harmful effects of smoking, dependence and withdrawal
  • Understand current advice on e-cigarettes and legislation
  • Enable staff to promote the use and benefits of the NHS Stops Smoking Service
  • Feel confident in delivering the components of VBA (Ask, Advise and Act)

1½ hours

Free for those working and volunteering in South Tyneside

Cancellation policy:
Please note: If you fail to attend or do not give us the required notice to cancel your place we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee.
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Who should attend:
This course is designed for all front-line staff in South Tyneside in time sensitive roles that may have an opportunity to have a quick but effective conversation about stopping smoking.

Please note to participate in the session you will need:

  • A device with a large enough screen to view the presentation slides
  • A working microphone to participate in group activities (our quick guide can support you to test your audio)
  • A webcam desirable (but not essential)

***once your booking form is completed you will receive a confirmation email***

  • Course Start Date: 27/09/2022 13:30

    Course End Date: 27/09/2022 15:15

    Via Zoom - Joining details will be sent out the day before training

    There are currently 12 spaces left.