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Implementation Toolkit

Clinical Resources - Tools for Clinicians

Clinical Resources - Tools for Patients

Handouts for behavioral aspects of quitting:

Patient-friendly medication handouts:

Consider having patients calculate their cost savings associated with quitting smoking.

Recommended referral resources:

  • Tobacco quitline, 1-800-QUIT NOW: contact your State Health Department for free quitline cards and brochures.
  • Web-based programs and apps: consider referring your patients to additional resources, such as Becomeanex.org and Smokefree.gov, which have tailored versions available for veterans, women, teens, 60+, and in Spanish.

Tobacco Cessation Service Implementation Tools – for pharmacies

Training Opportunities

We recommend a minimum of 2.0 hours of CE for licensed health professionals who are making medication recommendations. Some states require their pharmacists to complete a designated training; check with your Board of Pharmacy for state-specific requirements..

Web-based training programs

Rx for Change provides live and web-based CE programs at no cost, for various health professional disciplines: medicine, nursing, respiratory care, and pharmacy. We also offer a 30-minute Ask-Advise-Refer CE program for pharmacy technicians. See Rxforchange.ucsf.edu/continuing_education.php

For learners who wish to move “beyond the basics,” we will soon be providing longer training programs (6 hours). Also, we provide a 6-hour train-the-trainer program for faculty who wish to integrate the Rx for Change content at their school. More intensive Tobacco Treatment Specialist programs are offered by other institutions: Attud.org (fees apply)

If you are interested in attending a live webinar, you can select one from the table below. If you have questions or would like a tailored training provided for a large group, please contact us at rxfc@ucsf.edu.

Upcoming live webinars

Program Name CE Hrs Date Time Discipline Registration Link
Pharmacists’ prescribing for tobacco cessation medications 2.0 March 4,
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET Pharmacy tinyurl.com/3yzdy77x
Pharmacists’ prescribing for tobacco cessation medications 2.0 March 6,
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET Pharmacy tinyurl.com/3yzdy77x