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"In my view, a doctor isn’t providing an appropriate standard of care for his or her patients if he or she doesn’t ask two key questions - 'Do you smoke?' and 'Do you want to quit?' - and then work with that individual to make it happen."
      Michael C. Fiore, MD, M.R.H.
      Director, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
Dentist      University of Wisconsin Medical School

Brief Counseling to Help Patients Quit Smoking
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that all medical providers screen patients for tobacco use. A physician speaking with a patient is a very effective way to help adults successfully quit. The Five A's Screening Tool makes this process simple.

Prevention Rx Learn how to bring nutrition, physical activity, and quitting tobacco into patient care by establishing healthcare prevention systems. Visit N.C. Prevention Partners or Frequently Asked Questions for Providers for more information.

Counseling Patients to Quit
FREE on-line course: Counseling for Change. Use this on-line course to explore a brief smoking
    cessation intervention for use when counseling patients to quit smoking. Offered by Northwest
    Area Health Education Center at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Regional "Train the Trainer" Workshop: Utilizing the five-A's screening tool with teens
    Donna Dayer, Tobacco Cessation Specialist, 919-707-5415, donna.dayer@ncmail.net
Counseling Women who Smoke: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Mona Ketner, 336-716-7981, mketner@wfubmc.edu

Increase your patient’s chances of quitting tobacco by making a referral to the North Carolina Quitline. Quitline NC provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to help teens and adults quit tobacco. Professional coaches are available from 8 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week. Fax referral system also available. For more information go to: www.quitlinenc.com.
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