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Need Help with Quitting?
The California Smokers' Helpline is a telephone and chat-based tobacco cessation program. Services are free and are offered in many languages.
My Pharmacist Saved My Life By Helping Me To Quit Smoking (2010)
This flyer promotes pharmacists as a resource to help smokers quit using tobacco products.
Talk To Your Pharmacist About Quitting Tobacco (2015)
This educational sheet describes resources to help smokers quit, which now include pharmacists.
Help Your Patients Quit
The Center for Tobacco Cessation (CTC) is the training and technical assistance affiliate of the California Smokers’ Helpline. CTC helps organizations throughout California to increase their capacity in tobacco cessation through free training and technical assistance to health providers.
Pharmacists: Furnishing Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for Smoking Cessation (2017)
California law (Senate Bill 493, effective 1/25/2016) allows pharmacists to provide nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products without a physician’s prescription. This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about the law.
Quit Tobacco: How Pharmacists Can Help (2015)
Pharmacists are a new resource for tobacco cessation in local communities. This fact sheet describes Senate Bill 493 (2013) which authorized pharmacists, certified in smoking cessation therapy, to furnish prescription nicotine replacement therapy products.
Public Health Specialized Registry (2016)
The California Smokers' Helpline has been designated as a Public Health Specialized Registry within the CDPH Health Information Exchange Gateway. The Gateway, allows providers, hospitals and health information exchange organizations to register and manage public health data exchange with CDPH for specific types of reportable diseases and conditions, such as tobacco use.
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