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How the Train the Trainer in Tobacco Treatment Program Came To Be

Posted On: December 05, 2017

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Will a Smoking Cessation App with Mindfulness Training Engage Adolescent Smokers in Quitting?

Posted On: November 01, 2017

craving to quitMost adolescent smokers want to quit and try to quit smoking.  However, very few get help, success is rare, and interventions that do exist require lots of in-person time.  So what might be attractive to teen smokers who want to quit?  What about an app that teaches them mindfulness? Read more >>



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Easy Online Access to Tobacco Treatment Training

Posted On: October 02, 2017

Basic skills for working with smokersWith today’s busy schedules, a lot of professionals are opting to attend online or distance learning courses for professional development. Online learning offers the flexibility and convenience that most professionals find helpful as they try to juggle their busy schedules. To fill the need for online courses, institutions and organizations are now using online platforms to create courses that address various topics that are of interest and useful to their workforce.  One such topic is tobacco treatment. 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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Who We Are and How We Got Here

Posted On: June 06, 2017

CTTRTCTTRT focus on how to help people end tobacco use has been a natural fit for the Division of Preventive Medicine for nearly 40 years, and we have contributed to much of the research and development of best practices in tobacco treatment. When the Massachusetts Department of Public Health/Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (MTCP) was established in 1992, we were awarded the first contract to provide statewide tobacco treatment training and technical assistance, supporting one of the most progressive tobacco control programs in the US. Read more >> 

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