Information on Smoking, Tobacco and E-cigarette Use for Clinicians
As a clinician, you play a vital role in helping your patients attain a tobacco-free life. You can use the resources below to help your adult patients quit smoking, or prevent the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes among your pediatric patients.
New Youth Tobacco and E-Cigarette Prevention Action Kit
NRT can be a useful medication support tool for all patients who smoke, even if they are not ready to quit. NRT can help patients manage nicotine withdrawal symptoms or cravings when in situations where they can’t smoke, while building interest and self-efficacy around quitting in the future. The toolkit includes resources to support using this new approach, both for patients and health care or social service providers.
NRT Training Video: Be Free with NRT is a 15-minute video that highlights the benefits of NRT regardless of readiness to quit. This video can be shared with people who smoke, as well as staff and clinicians.
A toolkit of materials to support this new approach — using NRT regardless of readiness to quit — is available on the Coping with Nicotine Withdrawal webpage. A sample of new resources is included below: