Smoking Cessation NEW ADVISOR

***South Tyneside advisors ONLY***


Aims to provide attendees with a wider understanding of the effects of smoking on the local and national population including research and technical skills and techniques including Very Brief Advice to support clients to stop smoking using simple behaviour change techniques and an awareness of when to use them.


  • Knowledge of smoking in the population including demographic characteristics, in particular pregnancy and mental health problems
  • Knowledge of national, and, where appropriate, local smoking prevalence and information on how to access current information
  • Discuss the health impact of smoking and set this against health improvement targets and the national policy context
  • Understand the diseases linked with smoking and the benefits of quitting and nicotine withdrawal
  • Knowledge and skills to support smokers who relapse
  • Knowledge and skills in the use of a carbon monoxide monitor
  • Identify the various therapies available to help people quit, including dosages and side effects
  • Describe the principles and long-term and short-term effectiveness of behavioural support
  • Consider national monitoring and reporting requirements


8 hours in total = split into 4 x 2 hour modules . Only one booking is necessary however when booking onto the training you MUST attend all 4 modules to complete the training. For example:

Module 1 - Thursday 4th November 9.30 - 11.00
Module 2 - Friday 5th November 9.30 - 11.00
Module 3 - Tuesday 9th November 9.30 - 11.00
Module 4 - Wednesday 10th November 9.30 - 11.00


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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Suitable For:
This course is suitable for those wishing to become a stop smoking advisor. Please note you can only attend this training if your organisation has a service level agreement in place with South Tyneside Public Health.

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: 04/11/2021 00:00

    Course End Date: 10/11/2021 00:00

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

    There are currently 9 spaces left.