QuitWorks-NH is a free, evidence-based service for providers to help patients quit tobacco. QuitWorks-NH was developed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and modeled after Massachusetts QuitWorks.
Visit QuitWorks-NH to find out how to simplify treating nicotine addiction in your practice.
The QuitWorks-NH Story
The QuitWorks-NH program was introduced in September 2007, for health care providers to use as a tool to aid the cessation efforts of their patients.
Operated by the New Hampshire Tobacco Helpline, QuitWorks-NH is a universally endorsed program for use by any provider with any patient willing to make a quit attempt, regardless of health insurance status.
In response to meeting the Joint Commission’s Core Measures, QuitWorks-NH for hospitals is available to create a continuum of effective treatment interventions from admission to post-discharge or post-outpatient visit. The NH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program offers training and technical assistance to any hospital or health care practice interested in adopting QuitWorks-NH.
- Tobacco Treatment Enrollment Form with Instructions
- NH Tobacco Helpline
- American Academy of Family Physicians Tobacco and Nicotine Toolkit
The Academy's Health of the Public and Science (HOPS) Division has launched a Tobacco and Nicotine Toolkit to better support family physicians' efforts to prevent and control tobacco and nicotine use in their patients. The Tobacco and Nicotine Toolkit's office-based tools for family physicians include tips for integrating tobacco cessation efforts into practices, coding and payment information, patient education materials, and guides for the topics of group visits, e-cigarettes, tobacco cessation medications and behavioral health.
- Treattobacco.net is a website with independent, authoritative information on the treatment of tobacco dependence.
TIPS From Former Smokers and Health Care Providers
As a health care provider, you play an important role in getting your smoking patients to quit. You are reinforcing an important message communicated through the Tips From Former Smokers (Tips) campaign to smokers that: You can quit!
Encouraging your patients to quit smoking could help them take what can be the most important step to improve their health. CDC has free resources that are easy for you to use when talking with your patients about quitting.
QuitWorks-NH can provide training and technical assistance for practices integrating tobacco treatment using the 2A (Ask and Assist) and R (Refer to QuitWorks-NH) so that providers have a resource to refer patients that want to quit.
Visit http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/ for more information on how tobacco contributes to and complicates chronic disease.
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