Rhode Island Tobacco Cessation: Help your patients take their last smoke break.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, in fact on average, smokers die nearly 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.[1]

Quitting smoking is one of the most important actions people can take to improve their health and the health of those around them. Importantly 70 % of adult smokers say they want to quit.[2]

We invite providers and community based organizations to join this effort to help Rhode Islanders quit for good and enhance the health of the community.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this series participants will be able to:
• Use motivational interviewing when engaging patients about tobacco cessation;
• Describe the Rhode Island QuitWorks referral process; and
• Engage community pharmacists as a resource for your patients.

Partnership for Community Health participants: including providers and partners from hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, physician practices, and community-based organizations

Date/TimeSession TopicDescriptionRegistration Link/Watch Presentation
4/13/2023 1:00-1:30 pmMotivational
Interviewing –
To Quit and
Stay Quit
In 2018, 55.1% of adult smokers (21.5 million) said that they had
made a quit attempt in the past year.[3]
As a healthcare provider you can support their efforts.

Join us as Angela Butler from RI Better Breathers review key
strategies to support your patient’s efforts to kicking the habit!
In this interactive session, you’ll learn about the 5 A’s and
motivational interviewing techniques.
Watch Presentation
4/20/2023 1:00-1:30 pmRhode Island
Providing support is essential. Join us for this interactive session with Julia Doherty of the Rhode Island Department of Health.

During this session, Julia will review options and the referral process
for RI QuitWorks. She’ll address questions you may have.
5/11/2023 1:00-1:30 pmEngaging
Committing to quit is the first step for your patients. Connecting
them with other community resources that can support their journey
is critical for their success.

Join us for this session, in which Dr. Anita Jacobson will explore how
you can collaborate with community pharmacists to support you
patient’s effort to quit for good.
Watch Presentation
  1. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Smoking Cessation. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for
    Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2020 [accessed 2020 May 21].
  2. CDC
  3. Creamer MR, Wang TW, Babb S, et al. Tobacco Product Use and Cessation Indicators Among Adults — United States, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:1013–1019
    [accessed 2020 May 21].