Helping Patients Quit Smoking, One Day at a Time
Quitting smoking is one of the most important decisions a person can make for their health. A strong support system and a positive mindset, even in the midst of failure, are essential to successfully quitting. When providers go out of their way to recommend resources and be a part of the patient’s journey to quit smoking, research shows the patient is more likely to stay off nicotine once they quit. The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have excellent resources providers can use to give patients extra support on their way to quitting.