Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Toolkit for delivering the 5A’s and 5R’s brief tobacco interventions in primary care

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 16
Publication date: May 2014
ISBN: 978 92 4 150695 3
ISBN: 978 92 4 069261 9 (ePUB)



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:

  • Tobacco use: a deadly habit;
  • The unique role of the healthcare provider in tobacco control;
  • Basics of tobacco use and tobacco dependence;
  • The 5A’s model to help patients ready to quit;
  • The 5R’s model to increase motivation to quit;
  • The 5A’s to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.

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