Interactions between healthcare providers and their clients/patients provide an important opportunity to support commercial tobacco cessation.
The following provides information, tools and resources to help health professionals build their confidence, skills and competence in health promotion, harm reduction and cessation related to tobacco and vaping products.
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Clinical support and guidance for providing tobacco, vape and cannabis interventions.
Information sheets for health professionals on a variety of tobacco, vape and cannabis topics and populations experiencing tobacco-related health disparities.
Posters, QuitKit materials, cessation workbooks and brochures can be ordered through DATA Communications Management. To access the catalogue, use the following information:
The AlbertaQuits Learning Series includes online modules for Tobacco Basics, Brief Tobacco Intervention, Tobacco Cessation Pharmacotherapy, and Intensive Tobacco Intervention and in-person or virtual workshops for Applied Tobacco Intervention and Foundational Health Educator courses.
Certified Tobacco Educator (CTE) – In partnership with the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care we provide learning units that allow health professionals in Alberta to be eligible to write the credential exam.
View the following playlist of training videos (YouTube) on topics such as brief tobacco intervention, how to use NRT products, engaging vulnerable populations and mindful smoking.
Programs and tools that can be used to offer counselling and group cessation programs in your community or practice.
Assisting healthcare providers in supporting girls and women to reduce and stop their use of smoked or vaped products when they are planning a pregnancy, are pregnant, or are in the postpartum stage, view more.
Your patients/clients may be eligible to receive coverage for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), cessation medications (i.e., bupropion, varenicline) or both, through a government assistance program. Visit Drug Coverage and Health Benefits on the Government of Alberta website for more information.
Health professionals can directly refer their clients to the AlbertaQuits Helpline for telephone cessation counselling. View the AlbertaQuits Helpline, Alberta Referral Directory listing to download and complete the referral form with your client.
Offering a variety of tools designed to support healthcare providers tobacco cessation work in clinical practice, access Tobacco Cessation Toolkit & Vaping Assessment.