TODAY is the Great American Smokeout!


A staggering 1 in 5 Americans will die each year from a tobacco-related illness, according to the CDC. Today is the Great American Smokeout, a yearly national event started by the American Cancer Society, that encourages people who use tobacco to try quitting. This day can mark the first step on a journey to a tobacco-free life.


Visit the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout website for excellent resources to help your patients begin to live their healthiest lives.


Spread the word and check out some additional FREE resources from the Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program for helping your patients quit for good:


  • Free Online CE Activity: Introduction to Behavioral and Mindfulness Interventions for Tobacco Treatment (2.0 CE hours). This course provides foundational knowledge on mindfulness and other behavioral interventions for the treatment of tobacco use disorder. It is ideal for psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, educators, and others interested in learning behavioral approaches for tobacco treatment. Access the activity here: https://www.dukeunctts.com/freece.


  • FREE Essential Tobacco Treatment Toolkit: Downloadable provider- and patient-facing resources to assist in treating your patients’ tobacco dependence. The toolkit includes quick reference guides for providers and helpful handouts and worksheets for patients. Access the toolkit here: https://www.dukeunctts.com/toolkit.


Visit the Duke-UNC TTS website to learn about or register for upcoming training events.