Nearly 7 in 10 American adult cigarette smokers want to quit, according to 2015 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health has free, evidence-based resources to help you support your patients’ quit attempts. Its successful Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign offers resources that can be used to complement efforts to help patients successfully give up smoking. More than 500,000 people have quit for good as a result of the campaign, according to the CDC. You can be a part of the campaign by helping your patients quit smoking for good so they can live healthier lives.
The health care professionals section of the Tips website includes a handout for patients listing important reasons to quit and a conversation card that offers suggestions on how to have a discussion about quitting with your patients.
How to quit smoking
The how to quit smoking section of the Tips website offers smokers myriad suggestions to start their quit attempt/journey.
Physician practices can consider linking to this page on their websites to share this resource with patients, along with listing the free 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) quit line for English speakers and 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) for Spanish speakers.
You can also visit the Tips Download Center for ads to display or play in your waiting room.