FOR PROVIDERS

Your Advice Is Your Patient's #1 Motivator.

Your encouragement, empathy and advice are critical throughout a patient’s quit journey. We can help you with those conversations.

Ask at every visit. If your patient doesn’t appear “ready,” or if they’ve tried many times, you can motivate them to consider quitting just by asking. Use these Talking Points (PDF) developed by Vermont providers.

Refer to 802Quits, where different paths allow your patients to find what works for them. Resources are free and comprehensive and available online, in person, by phone, by text and with access to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Resources are available for special populations like Medicaid Members, LGBTQ, American Indians and pregnant Vermonters.

Download a toolkit of the materials you’ll find in this section to help you engage patients about quitting tobacco and refer to 802Quits.

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Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Benefits

It’s easier now than ever to help your patients quit. And Many Vermonters aren’t aware of the comprehensive benefits available through Medicaid and the 802Quits program.