CESSATION RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOUR CONVERSATIONS
Use these materials to start conversations, motivate your patients and make interactions about quitting easier.
Patient doesn’t appear “ready,” or they’ve tried many times: You can motivate them to consider quitting just by asking. Use these talking points (PDF) developed by Vermont providers.
Smoking’s effects on the body: Explore with your patient how smoking impacts the entire body with this interactive graphic.
Share all the available cessation pathways with free quit medication: Download a PDF handout of this chart for patients.
Supporting youth who are addicted to nicotine:
- Set your young patients straight with these facts about vaping: Youth Vaping: Talking With Your Young Patients
- Download the Hooked on Nicotine Checklist (HONC) for cigarettes (PDF) or vaping (PDF)
- See current recommended actions for pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Clinical Practice Policy to Protect Children From Tobacco, Nicotine, and Tobacco Smoke
Local Leaders on Tobacco Cessation
Watch videos of Vermont providers discussing providers’ roles in tobacco cessation.
Dr. Walter Gundel highlights that a simple patient referral to 802Quits.org can be done in less than a minute. (05:10)
Dr. Harry Chen reminds physicians of the powerful role they play when they refer patients to 802Quits.org. (02:46)
Dr. Jaskanwar Batra speaks about the abnormally high incidence of smoking related illnesses compared to complications from mental health. (04:22)