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Assessment Tools

The Brief Intervention

A few simple questions about tobacco use and quitting behavior can serve as an effective assessment to determine when to initiate a brief intervention.

Tools for brief interventions and assessment:

Brief Conversations: An effective assessment can be conducted using a few simple questions:

The Five A's: An effective five-minute assessment that includes asking, or identifying clients who smoke and would like to quit, agreeing to initiate action toward quitting, and referring them to assistance.


In-depth Counseling

For more in-depth or intensive counseling, a number of assessment tools have been developed which can be of great assistance in gathering important information.

       Fagerstrom Tolerance Questionnaire

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