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We’ve collected a list of resources for health care providers to use to better serve their patients who are thinking about or currently trying to quit tobacco and e-cigarettes.

Learn how to identify and act on early warning signs of substance abuse with your patients.
SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment) is Vermont’s comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services. It is an evidence-based protocol both for people with substance use disorders and for those at risk of developing them.

E-Cigarette Quick Facts and Resources
Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), also called e-cigarettes, personal vaporizers, vape pens, e-cigars, e-hookah, or vaping devices.

FREE Continuing Education Credits for Physicians and Allied Health Professionals
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is pleased to announce the availability of FREE continuing education credits for physicians and allied health professionals thanks to the support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco and E-cigarettes
Encouraging your patients to quit tobacco and e-cigarettes could help them take what can be the most important step to improving their health. CDC has free resources, including Tips on Conducting a Brief Tobacco Cessation Intervention, to help you when talking with your patients about quitting.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Smoking & Tobacco Use
Home to evidence-based resources like the hard-hitting Tips from Former Smokers advertising campaign and other useful materials, data and events dedicated to reducing smoking and tobacco use in the U.S.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont 
Partners with 802Quits to offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) shipped directly to its beneficiaries’ doorsteps. If you’re an insurance provider based in Vermont and are interested in providing no or low cost Nicotine Replacement Therapy via 802Quits, please contact us at the Department of Health.

Vermont Department of Health – Tobacco Control Program
Find information about Vermont’s tobacco control program and its partners, as well as resources and links to survey results.

Office of the Surgeon General – Tobacco Cessation Guidelines
From the U.S. Surgeon General, this site contains resources to help people quit tobacco and e-cigarettes.

American Legacy Foundation
The American Legacy Foundation is dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. A good source for information and resources.

Helping Yourself to Health
There are many small steps your patients can take to improve their health. Steps like quitting smoking, making better eating choices, and learning to manage stress. Helping Yourself to Health offers six Self-Management Programs with free workshops throughout Vermont. Refer your patients to MyHealthyVT.org for more information.