Tobacco Prevention Policy Tool

Policy Objective: Support for Cessation Services

Setting: Practice

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Countering Industry Messaging

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Promote cessation in all encounters with a tobacco user.

Use effective tobacco counseling techniques.

Quitlines and Other Cessation Services

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Implement office systems that allow for discussion and documentation about smoking or tobacco use during a clinical encounter.

Code accordingly for time spent discussing tobacco use and exposure.

Promote access to tobacco cessation and treatment.

Refer tobacco users to local and national cessation resources.

Encourage and incentivize employee quit attempts.

Utilize motivational interviewing techniques when discussing tobacco use.

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