For Healthcare Providers

Inspire healthier living.

As a healthcare provider, you are in a perfect position to be the catalyst in inspiring your patients to live healthier, tobacco-free lives. Patients look to you for help and advice when it comes to their overall health. They trust you, which means that a little friendly, hype-free advice on why and how to give up tobacco could be just the nudge they need to set out on the road to quitting.

About the Fax Referral Systems

Some people are uncomfortable initiating contact with the Quit Line and others simply lose the phone number before they have an opportunity to call. Now, clinicians can directly refer clients using the Utah Tobacco Quit Line Fax Referral System. The Utah Tobacco Quit Line proactively calls your clients to help them quit.

Fax Referrals

  1. Download the Fax Referral Form.
  2. Print the form and photocopy it. Make enough copies for each of your tobacco-using clients to have their own form.
  3. Ask your tobacco-using clients if they would like the Utah Tobacco Quit Line to help them quit. If a client would like help, write your name on the form and ask the client to fill out the rest of the form. The client must sign the form or, if the client is a minor, the client’s guardian must sign the form. If the client does not want to fill out the form, give the patient the Quit Line’s toll-free telephone number 1.800.QUIT.NOW (1-800-784-8669) or offer a Utah Tobacco Quit Line card so that the client can contact the Quit Line when they are ready. Do not pressure clients to fill out the form if they do not want to.
  4. When the client finishes filling out the form, verify that all items are filled in, that the handwriting is legible and that the mandatory signature is present.
  5. Fax the form to the Utah Tobacco Quit Line’s toll-free fax number: 1-800-483-3076.
Fax Referral Form

Online Referrals

For online referrals, click here and complete the form to refer your patient using the electronic referral system. Click here to download a printable reminder on how to make an online referral to the Quitline.

What Will the Utah Tobacco Quit Line Do?

The Utah Tobacco Quit Line calls the client to help them quit using tobacco. The Quit Line will begin making attempts to reach the client starting within one business day of the referral. The support and counseling services that your clients receive depend on their preferences and their eligibility.

The Utah Tobacco Quit Line faxes your clinic so that you know when your patient received services. This information is useful for the patient’s health record and to facilitate follow-up with the patient.

More information on the Utah Tobacco Quit Line can be found here.

Online Referral Form

Free Online Counseling

Online Coaching is a free, internet-based service designed to help individual tobacco users through the quitting process. Its interactive tools and features can be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as needed. At any time, tobacco users can log on for information and support.  Utah online coaching members can take advantage of:

  • Tools to help them through the quitting process
  • Smoking cessation tips and answers to frequently asked questions
  • Access to medication guides
  • Interaction with quitting experts

All these services are free to Utah residents. Online coaching can be used alone or in combination with other services, like the Utah Tobacco Quit Line, for added support.

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Pharmacotherapy Treatments: Tobacco Cessation Medication Classification & Dosages

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It’s true that nicotine replacements have been shown to be safe for use by adolescents, but there’s very little evidence to show that these, as well as Buproprion SR are of any use in helping adolescent smokers quit. Therefore, they’re not recommended as a component in adolescent smokers’ cessation methods.

Behavioral therapy is always a first-line intervention with pregnant women who smoke.

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Utah Tobacco Quit Line (1.800.Quit.Now)

Non-pharmacologic intervention is most preferred in pregnancy. Utah’s Quit Line has special resources for women who are pregnant, including five free customized counseling sessions, interpretation provided for any non-English languages, timing to support cessation in pregnancy and post-partum support.

Online Coaching

Online coaching is a free internet based service that will help the woman through the quitting process. Tools include quit tips, answers to frequently asked questions, and interaction with quitting experts.

Including Substance Abuse

All smokers with psychiatric disorders, including substance use disorders, should be offered tobacco dependence treatment. Treating tobacco dependence in individuals with psychiatric disorders is made more complex by the potential for multiple psychiatric diagnoses and multiple psychiatric medications. Clinicians should closely monitor the level or effects of psychiatric medications in smokers making a quit attempt.

Continuing Education Learning Modules

Free CME, CNE, CPE, and CE credits for Utah’s healthcare professionals.

Course content addresses common questions about addressing tobacco use in clinical settings, and uses interactive tools to help healthcare professionals effectively learn to deliver a brief intervention, address vaping and e-cigarette use, and learn how to integrate a quitline referral for patients who use tobacco. Each of the modules is 15 or 30 minutes long. Healthcare professionals can complete as many modules as they wish and can return at any time.

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Connect Your Patients to Utah’s Free Tobacco Cessation Services (15 minutes)

Provides resources to healthcare professionals to understand the scope of tobacco prevalence in their state, Utah’s free tobacco cessation programs, and how to connect patients to services.

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Best Practices for Tobacco Cessation Using Medication and Behavioral Support (30 minutes)

Describes and demonstrates how to implement the Ask-Advise-Connect brief intervention model of tobacco treatment in clinical settings. Use of FDA-approved pharmacotherapy for tobacco cessation is presented to aid selection of medications for patients who use tobacco.

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Special Quitline Programs for Tobacco Cessation (15 minutes)

Describes the evidence for online Quitline programs, and how the tobacco disparities for American Indians, pregnant and postpartum patients, and youth can be addressed through adapted Quitline programs.

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Tobacco Cessation for Behavioral Health Populations (15 minutes)

Discusses the tobacco use disparity for people with behavioral health conditions, the importance of tobacco cessation, myths about quitting, and how the Quitline can help behavioral health providers deliver tobacco treatment.

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Connecting the Harms of Tobacco Use to Chronic Health Conditions (15 minutes)

Presents an overview of how tobacco use causes and worsens heart and vascular diseases, respiratory diseases, and cancers. Information is presented to help providers discuss how cessation can reduce the risk of developing disease and the benefits of cessation after diagnosis.

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Vaping and E-Cigarettes: What are They and How Do They Harm? (15 minutes)

Serves as an overview of the technical features and chemical composition of electronic cigarettes or vaping devices. The known health impacts associated with vaping are described to help guide providers in discussing the risks of vaping with patients who use electronic cigarettes.

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Conversations for Screening, Responding, and Preventing Vaping (15 minutes)

Provides an introduction to conducting a history of electronic cigarette use, provides a framework for screening and preventing vaping, and expands an evidence-based tobacco treatment approach to address electronic cigarette use.

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Other Resources

Dental Vaping Screening Toolkit

The Dental Vaping Screening Toolkit is a new, evidence-based guide developed to help dental professionals screen for vaping use among Utah youth. It assists dental professionals to recognize signs of vaping use. The toolkit also equips health professionals with the ability to educate youth on the dangers of vaping as well as connect youth to tobacco cessation services.

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Quitline Fact Sheet for Healthcare Professionals

This fact sheet provides general information about Quitline programs, hours of operation, direct referrals, and evaluation of Quitline services.

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