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Health Matters: preventing ill health from alcohol and tobacco use – PHE Call to ACTION

Public Health England has issued a CALL TO ACTION to all healthcare professionals to help prevent ill health linked to alcohol & tobacco use

The associated guidance sets out the scale of the problem and provides a range of resources to assist identification and the provision of brief advice (BA).

ALL healthcare professionals are asked to:

  • Make it your responsibility to always ask patients about their alcohol consumption and smoking, and to provide simple and short advice and support to help patients to stop smoking and to minimise harmful alcohol consumption.
  • Access free online training to become confident in the delivery of IBA and VBA.