Taking action on smoking and health
Dental care providers have a wide range of skills and are the most knowledgeable about oral health. Dental teams are well placed to inform patients that stopping smoking is the best move they can make in support of their general wellbeing. To support this crucial public health intervention ASH Scotland has teamed up with the Oral Health Foundation, British Dental Association and NHS Inform Scotland to design a stop smoking advice card. Two-thirds of current smokers wish to quit smoking. Thus, with such a high percentage wanting to stop smoking, the distribution of an informative advice card will provide a means for dental teams to reinforce smoking advice to their tobacco users.
Dental practices could pledge to;
Register your organisation's support for the Charter by visiting www.ashscotland.org.uk/Charter.
The dental advice card can be emailed on request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charter Dentist print quality logo (TIF 2700KB) [Other versions available on request]
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Charter Dentist Pilot Project Report, May 2019 (PDF (917KB)
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
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