Education and Training

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Talking to patients about quitting tobacco and tracking their quit progress helps them understand that you, as a clinician, are on their side. However, you may not be sure how to start the conversation. Below are training resources offering evidence-based information and practical advice to help your patients quit.

Smoking Cessation Video Resources

Counseling and Medication Can Help Your Patients Quit Smoking


Helping your patients quit smoking is one of the most important ways you can improve their health. Learn how to help them quit for good: CDC.gov/TobaccoHCP

Healthcare Professionals: Advise Your Patients to Quit Smoking


Helping your patients quit smoking can have positive health benefits, no matter their age or how long they have smoked. Learn how to help your patients quit for good: CDC.gov/TobaccoHCP

Tobacco Dependence is Treatable


Tobacco dependence is treatable, and you can play a critical role in helping patients quit smoking. Learn how to help your patients quit for good: CDC.gov/TobaccoHCP

Quitlines Support Your Patients To Quit Smoking


When your patients who smoke call a quitline, trained counselors will help them build a quit plan, discuss medications, and connect them to other free resources to help them quit. Refer your patients who smoke to your state quitline through 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Quitlines Can Help Your Patients Quit Smoking


Combined with your support, calling a toll-free quitline can help your patients quit smoking for good. Refer your patients who smoke to your state quitline through 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Help Your Pregnant Patients Quit Smoking


If you have patients who smoke and are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you can play a key role in helping them quit – for their health and the health of their baby. Learn how to help them quit for good: CDC.gov/TobaccoHCP

Healthcare Provider Resources