Health Care Providers

Although tobacco use and dependence often require repeated intervention and long-term support to help patients quit, all health care providers have a unique opportunity to help tobacco users quit. Even brief advice and interaction from a provider, as short as three minutes, can make it much more likely that a patient will attempt to quit and ultimately succeed. To this point, smokers indicate that a provider’s advice to quit was an important motivator to help them quit. 

Accessing the resources on this website will help to ensure that providers have the right tools to help patients begin their quit journey.

Why is it so hard to quit? Nicotine Dependence Cycle