Tobacco Use Cessation
Registered dental hygienists can provide education and resources to clients about tobacco use and cessation.
As a healthcare provider you play an integral role in helping Albertans quit smoking and lead healthier lives. Research shows that just a three minute conversation with a patient on quitting smoking can increase the odds of that patient quitting by 30%. A small effort has a huge impact.
Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
Role of the Health Professionals in Tobacco Cessation ~ Joint Position Statement
There is a role for every Canadian health professional in tobacco-use cessation. Tobacco use inflicts a heavy burden on Canadians’ health and on the Canadian health-care system, and health professionals can advocate effectively for tobacco use cessation at the clinical and public health levels
CDHA Position Statement on E-Cigarettes