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. Continuing education units are offered.
CA Quits Project
The goal of CA Quits is to advance tobacco cessation treatment for all Californians through capacity building and collaboration with safety net providers, Medi-Cal managed care plans, affinity groups, and county partner resources. CA Quits builds capacity and facilitates quality improvement through statewide learning collaboratives on tobacco cessation treatment with safety net hospital clinics participating in the California Department of Health Care Services' Medicaid waiver program called PRIME (Public Hospital Redesign & Incentives in Medi-Cal). CA Quits staff also convene workgroups for Medi-Cal managed care plans and county partners to improve population-based tobacco cessation treatment and coordinate across sectors. CA Quits' efforts seek to connect these providers, plans, and partners with the California Smokers' Helpline to provide evidence-based tobacco cessation treatment.
Office of Oral Health
The Office of Oral Health's (OOH) mission is to improve the oral health of all Californians through prevention, education, and organized community efforts. To achieve these goals, the OOH provides strategic advice and leadership to oral health stakeholders throughout the state, building oral health workforce capacity and infrastructure, and implementing and evaluating evidence-based best practices in oral disease prevention. Oral health support for dental professionals is offered by the University of California, San Francisco's California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center.
Vaping Cessation Guide for Pharmacists 2019 (PDF)
The Therapeutic Research Center has released a Vaping Cessation Guide (2019) for pharmacists. Evidence-based vaping cessation strategies are lacking due to limited research. However, current thinking is to follow the strategies used to help patients stop smoking traditional cigarettes.
Furnishing Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for Smoking Cessation 2017 (PDF)
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.
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.