QuitWorks-NH is an evidence-based tobacco treatment service launched in September 2007, by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. It is based on the Massachusetts Department of Health’s QuitWorks and is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a best practice. QuitWorks-NH offers patients no-cost counseling and provider follow-up reports to any health care provider and is operated by the New Hampshire Tobacco Helpline. Contact us at: Teresa.Brown@dhhs.nh.gov to have an introduction to QuitWorks-NH and learn how systems change can be implemented at your location.
Don’t Be Silent About Smoking | TalkToYourPatients.org
The Don’t Be Silent About Smoking campaign was originally launched in February 2008 with ads appearing in medical journals and websites, magazines and newspapers across New York State. The ads featured striking images of healthcare providers with their mouths stitched or taped shut to dramatize the importance of clinicians talking to their patients about smoking.
The campaign was unusually successful in reaching and getting the attention of busy doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Those who had seen the ads were significantly more likely to ask patients about tobacco use, assess readiness to quit, advise patients to quit, and provide pharmacotherapy.