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Health Consequences of Smoking

Posted On: August 29, 2018


health consequences of smokingAs tobacco treatment specialists, our goal is to improve the quality of life of individuals by assisting them to quit smoking. Having a good understanding of the health consequences of tobacco use and the benefits of quitting will help you in your work with patients and clients. Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) developed a handout that shows how smoking can damage many parts of the body.  Click on the picture (on the left) to download and print the handout. This is a good resource that can serve as a reminder of how smoking affects different body systems and organs. You could also share this handout with your patients or clients when you talk to them about quitting smoking. Read more >>

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What Is The Role of Community Health Workers In Tobacco Treatment?

Posted On: September 11, 2017

community health worker and tobacco treatmentMany times in the past I have been asked if our Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training programs are appropriate for Community Health Workers (CHWs) – and my answer is always a resounding “YES”. And that answer is even more appropriate now as CHWs are becoming even more integral to providing effective and relevant healthcare. Read more >>


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