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Free CE Course (Coming June 3)
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
By Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP
A Change From Within: Creating Synergy to Support Tobacco Cessation by Sarah Planche, MEd and Rob Adsit, MEd
Nurses play a vital role in treating tobacco use and dependence. But is such treatment integrated into the broader healthcare delivery system? This webinar will discuss how administrators, nurse leaders and nurse educators can work together to increase delivery of tobacco dependence treatments, quit attempts and successful smoking cessation. (CE contact hours for this webinar will be provided by Gannett Education.)
Tobacco Use and Dependence: How Nurses Can Save Lives by Linda Sarna, RN, PhD, FAAN, AOCN and Stella Bialous, RN, MScN, DrPH, FAAN 4-5 p.m. PST
Want to know the real stats on tobacco dependence? Want to know specific clinical practice guidelines on the most effective types of treatment? Tune in to learn keys to success in helping your patients live longer and healthier lives. (CE contact hours for this webinar will be provided by Gannett Education.)
California Dept of Public Health Tweets
It's normal to have mixed feelings about quitting smoking. Get answers to common ?s when deciding whether to quit: http://t.co/rNGn0bRhBz
Hours of operation:
Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. PST
Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST
For services outside California, please call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)
Featured Resource for Nurses
FREE Tobacco-Free California Guide
The California Smokers' Helpline is pleased to offer a free guide, "Tobacco-Free California: A Guide for Health Systems and Health Care Providers," the first of three in a series. This installment provides information about tobacco use and cessation in California, the importance of quit attempts, and the role of health systems and health care providers in tobacco use treatment.
Share This Educational Series
Spread the word about this free series by downloading the flyer and sharing with colleagues and posting in break rooms.
Helpline Patient Materials Kit
The California Smokers' Helpline offers free telephone counseling in six languages to help your patients quit smoking successfully. We also offer a variety of free materials to promote Helpline services to your patients.
Top 10 Tips Toolkit
Find out the Top 10 Tips for Helping Smokers Quit and download a free tip sheet for smokers, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.
Pharmacotherapy 101 Toolkit
Listen to this recorded webinar by Frank Vitale, National Director of the Pharmacy Partnership for Tobacco Cessation, and download a chart of FDA-approved medications for smoking cessation.
Resources for Patients
Free Help to Quit Smoking in Six Languages
The California Smokers' Helpline offers smokers a choice of self-help materials, referral to local programs, or telephone counseling. All services are available in multiple languages: English, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Welcome to the Take Control Guide
This guide provides information for anyone who is interested in starting a plan to quit smoking, including answers to common questions and benefits of quitting.
Free facts to download at any time, including topics such as tips on quitting, choosing quitting aids, pregnancy, secondhand smoke, helping someone quit, other types of tobacco and other substances.