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Provider Assisted Tobacco Cessation
Tobacco Intervention: Helping Alaskans Quit
Healthcare providers play a critical role in helping Alaskans quit tobacco. The Brief Tobacco Intervention: Helping Alaskans Quit is a free, online CME training that provides the education necessary to talk to your patients about quitting tobacco.
The Brief Tobacco Intervention: Helping Alaskans Quit training can be found here: www.akbriefintervention.org
Fax Referral Program
Healthcare Providers can refer their patients directly to Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line using the Fax Referral Program.
Healthcare Systems Change Manual
Healthcare facilities across Alaska are implementing the US Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines and adopting tobacco-free campus policies. To learn more about how you can implement policies such as these in your organization click here>
Healthcare Provider Fact Sheets
The Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program has a variety of fact sheets available for healthcare providers:
For more information and resources on electronic cigarettes please click here>
To order more Alaska Tobacco Quit Line Materials please click here>
Did you know that Alaska Medicaid covers tobacco cessation medications and counseling?
“Screening and treatment for tobacco
cessation may be the single most important action that clinicians can
take to make Alaska Native people the healthiest in the world.”
–Dr. Jay Butler, Chief Medical Officer and Director, Alaska Division of Public Health
Alaska's Tobacco Quit Line: http://alaskaquitline.com/