Course information

F30 - TOBACCO, VAPING & DRUG USE

Provider: Western Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force

Address: Unit 6, Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway

Web: http://www.wrdatf.ie/

Contact: Western Regional Drugs Task Force

Title:

Email: training@wrdtf.ie

Telephone: 091 480056

Category F : Distance learning or online courses
Objectives

This information workshop will explore Tobacco use in Ireland, the leading cause of preventable death. It will examine public policy, nicotine as an addiction, health impacts of smoking while also discussing the emergence of E cigarettes and presenting the latest research in this area. There will also be information provided on the supports available from HSE Quit Smoking West. The WRDATF will present on current issues regarding vaping and drug use including potential risks and harms.

Content

This information workshop will explore Tobacco use in Ireland, the leading cause of preventable death. It will examine public policy, nicotine as an addiction, health impacts of smoking while also discussing the emergence of E cigarettes and presenting the latest research in this area. There will also be information provided on the supports available from HSE Quit Smoking West. The WRDATF will present on current issues regarding vaping and drug use including potential risks and harms.

Course content:

  • Public Policy - Tobacco Ireland
  • The Cycle of Nicotine Addiction
  • Health impacts of smoking
  • Up to date stats, research and information on E Cigarettes
  • Supports available from HSE Quit Smoking West service
  • Vaping and Drug Use including THC, Evali Scare, Potential Risks and Harms Harm Reduction, Brief Intervention

Target Group

The training will targeted at workers from social care, family support, employment support, vocational training, criminal justice, probation, education, housing support, general health care services, youth & community workers, school support staff, community police.

Entry Requirement

This training is for those living in the West of Ireland, though we will accept trainees from outside the west.

Selection Procedure

See the WRDATF website for more information and booking form (see training calendar) https://www.wrdatf.ie/training.php

Qualification
n.a.
Assessment
n.a.
Accreditation
n.a.
Background
Dates / Availability
6 October 2022, 3 hrs (10am to 1pm)
Location
Online
Region
Connacht,Ulster,Munster,Leinster,Dublin
Application
Complete the general booking form, which can be found in the WRDATF training calendar or email: training@wrdtf.ie
Cost
n.a.