Whether it’s a friend, a loved one, a co-worker, or a stranger, it’s natural to want to help others quit using tobacco. With such widely known health effects and stigmas associated with smoking or vaping, how could you not want others to quit tobacco for good?
Depending on your relationship, there are many different things you can do to support someone trying to quit smoking or vaping. There are small things you can do to help motivate anyone to quit and provide encouragement to stay tobacco-free. Keep in mind that the decision to become tobacco-free is difficult and the process of quitting can be agonizing for some. Preparing yourself with the right tools and knowledge will ensure that you are helping in the best way possible.
Tips and Tools for:
Advice and assistance from a healthcare professional remains a powerful tool for helping tobacco users quit and these patients should be offered assistance at each healthcare visit.
- Download the Maine Tobacco HelpLine Fax Referral Form to Connect Your Patients to Quit Services
- Fact Sheet: Referring Patients to Tobacco Treatment
- Get Trained: The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence provides a variety of tobacco cessation trainings and education programs for providers and clinical staff throughout the state of Maine. Learn more.
- Provider Tobacco Treatment Tools