Education & Research

You can help your patients quit smoking.

As a dental hygienist, you see smoking-related damage in your patients’ mouths every day. Because you are a health care provider, your patients trust your advice and knowledge. ADHA and the CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers® campaign have partnered up to help you talk to your patients about quitting tobacco use.

If you missed our September webinar, “Motivational Interviewing Techniques to Help Patients Quit Tobacco Use,” you can download the recording here. The webinar post-test is available here.

Resources for Health Care Providers:

Fact Sheet about Tips® and why it matters to dental professionals
Quitline FAQ for Health Care Providers
General FAQ for Health Care Providers

Resources for your patients and practice:

ADHA & CDC Fact Sheet Reasons to Quit Smoking Handout
Felicita’s Story (English) Felicita’s Story (Spanish)
Christine’s Story Brett’s Story

If your practice has a website, you can include the link to the CDC’s How to Quit Smoking webpage. Let your patients know they can also get FREE help by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569).

For more information on the CDC Tips campaign and smoking cessation, check out these resources:

CDC Tips from Former Smokers® webpage
How to Quit Smoking
Smoking Cessation Resources for Dental Professionals
CDC Tips® Campaign E-Cigarette page
Surgeon General’s Report on E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults
CDC Tips® Impact and Results