Tobacco cessation training and technical assistance is available through You Quit, Two Quit to practices statewide. This training and technical assistance will focus on improvement of perinatal tobacco screening and treatment as one of the strategies to reduce preterm birth. This practice-based training also provides the opportunity for free nursing contact hours.
Training topics include:
- Evidence-based, best practice brief counseling intervention – the 5A’s
- Motivational interviewing techniques
- Pharmacotherapy, including during pregnancy and lactation
- Billing and reimbursement, including CPT codes, reimbursement rates, and other FAQs
- Information about QuitlineNC and how to refer women to the service proactively
- How to access and use free tobacco cessation patient education materials
- How to help those who are not ready to quit – harm reduction and the 5R’s
- Integrating tobacco use screening and treatment into clinic work-flow
If you would like more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Erin McClain at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-808-0989.
The North Carolina quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW is still available. This is an incredible resource that is avilable to all tobacco users in the state who are ready to quit. The toll-free quitline is funded by the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund and the NC Tobacco Prevention & Control Branch, Department of Health and Human Services. Here are the details:
- Call toll-free: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
- Hours: 24 hours a day
- Monday to Sunday, seven days a week
- Spanish-speaking specialists and information is available.
- Coaches to help pregnant women are highly trained and available.
- Specialists / coaches are available to help callers quit using tobacco.
- Medication questions can be answered and information is also available for mailing to caller.
- Coaches will call people back and stay in contact with all those ready to quit.
- Health care providers can make referrals to the quitline with their patient’s signed approval.
- For more information, please click here.
Tobacco Cessation Resources
The NC Quitline is a resource for people who want to quit smoking, for their families and friends who want to help, and for health professionals with patients who use tobacco. The site includes fact sheets for working with special populations, algorithms, the latest information on pharmacotherapy, tips for integrating screening into practice, and much more.
A wealth of important resources on the topic of perinatal substance abuse in North Carolina is available at the You Quit, Two Quit website and the NC Perinatal Substance Use Project.