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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 in Boston, 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. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center was the first NH Hospital to institutionalize QuitWorks-NH. The NH Tobacco Prevention and Control Program offers training and technical assistance to any hospital or health care practice interested in adopting QuitWorks-NH.
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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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