Toolkit for Delivering 5As and 5Rs Brief Tobacco Interventions in Primary Care

By:  World Health Organization

This toolkit was developed based on WHO Capacity Building Training Package 4 entitled “Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care.”  Its target audience are primary care providers.  It aims to serve as a quick reference guide to help primary care providers deliver brief tobacco interventions as part of their routine practice.  The content of this toolkit includes:

  1.  Tobacco use; a deadly habit;
  2. The unique role of the healthcare provider in tobacco control;
  3. Basics of tobacco use and tobacco dependence;
  4. The 5As model to help patients ready to quit;
  5. The 5Rs model to increase motivation to quit;
  6. The 5As to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
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