The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a second national Tips from Former Smokers campaign that provides resources you can use to encourage patients to stop smoking.
The educational campaign features stories of people who live with debilitating diseases or health issues as a result of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.
On the CDC Tips website, find tools that include:
- Reasons to Quit Smoking patient handout
- A printable, pocket-sized tobacco intervention card
- A video describing intervention steps to help patients quit smoking
- HIV Provider Smoking Cessation Handbook
- Posters to encourage patients to quit smoking
Read more on the CDC website.
Quit Now Indiana
Your patients can get additional help to end their smoking habit at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669), or they can utilize an online Web Coach through a private website.
The program offers tools, activities and resources to help patients develop a quit plan and manage smoking cravings.
Patients can also sign up to receive personalized text messages through Text2Quit, allowing them to stay connected with a Quit Coach or Web Coach. The personalized texts help them manage smoking cravings, obtain the right medications and prevent relapses.
Quit Now Indiana offers a series of four calls from a Quit Coach giving smokers added support to quit tobacco. Read more at the quitnow website.
Access additional patient resources by becoming a Quit Now Preferred Provider. Find out more and sign up at in.gov.