Comprehensive Care provide training and resources for General Practice staff to help their patients to stop smoking.

This includes support with the ABCs of Smoking Cessation: all health care workers are expected to Ask about and document every person’s smoking status; to give Brief advice to stop to every person who smokes; and to strongly encourage every person who smokes to use Cessation support and offer to help them access it.

Support also includes making the best use of our ATM (Ask-Triage-Manage) tool, designed to help with the ABC approach.

For more information, please contact the Smoking Cessation team on telephone 09 448 0013 or

Little Lungs image courtesy of Emanita Aholelei.