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Training for Smoking Cessation Counsellors

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Studies have shown that among smokers who are aware of the dangers of tobacco usage, three out of four want to quit smoking. However, similar to people depending on an addictive drug, it is difficult for most tobacco users to quit on their own. These users require help and support to overcome their dependence on tobacco.

We have found that even very brief (1 minute) advice from physicians to stop smoking increases the success of a quit attempt by 2%. Hence, we have developed a smoking cessation training framework that equips aspiring professionals in the field of smoking cessation support, with the relevant knowledge, skills and information on counselling techniques as well as developments in the tobacco control sphere.

By signing up for these programmes, you, too, can help to make a difference in empowering fellow Singaporeans to start on their quit smoking journey!

Note: With effect from 1st Jan 2023, Health Promotion Board (HPB) will discontinue the Certification for Quit Smoking Consultants (CQSC) program. Existing CQSC certificate holders and interested individuals who wish to refresh and/or acquire new smoking cessation counselling skills can register for e-learning program available on HealthHub. The e-learning modules will include the latest substance abuse trends, smoking cessation counselling techniques, quiz etc for self-learning at no charge.

For individuals who are keen to access the e-learning modules, please click HERE to register. 

For individuals or organisations that prefer to procure trainer facilitated workshops (in addition to HPB’s free e-learning modules), you may consider contacting the service providers listed in the table below for more details on their respective programmes and costs.

Organisations Email/ Website
National Healthcare Group College Email:
Website here
ECI Consulting Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Ms Susan Tan
Website here
Inspire Joy
Ms Joy Ong
Website here

If you require reference articles with tips to help others quit smoking and/or vaping, please refer to our curated list of HealthHub articles below.