Addressing Smokers with Cardiovascular Disease
In this video, we’ll watch a healthcare provider discuss the importance of cessation with a patient who has suffered from a myocardial infarction (MI), or heart attack, in the past. This doctor will follow the American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s guidance for treating smokers from the 2018 Expert Consensus Treatment Pathway on Tobacco Cessation.Watch video
Talking to Your Patient After a Relapse
Tobacco/nicotine dependence should be treated like any chronic condition or substance use disorder: with patience, understanding, and a realistic expectations. Keep in mind that patients can be hesitant to admit they’ve relapsed—so it’s always important to ask about their cessation progress.Watch video
What is ASK and ACT?
ASK and ACT, which was developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, is a way of approaching the traditional "5 A's" model for tobacco cessation (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange) to help ensure all patients who use tobacco are identified (ASK) and helped to quit (ACT).Watch video
Addressing Withdrawal with Patients: Jackie's First Day Smokefree
Some withdrawal symptoms can appear within four hours after a patient’s last cigarette and may continue for several weeks. By addressing nicotine withdrawal, a healthcare provider can better prepare a patient for his or her quit attempt.Watch video
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for about 1 in 5 deaths – or more than 480,000 people – every year. It’s encouraging that 68% of smokers want to quit smoking and many have tried on their own. However, they often don’t ask their doctor for help because they are too embarrassed or ashamed.1 As a result, the healthcare professional (HCP) must proactively address smoking at every clinic encounter and offer a lending hand to help their patients understand the realities of quitting. Helping smokers to quit is one of the most important steps an HCP can take towards improving their patients’ overall health.
QuitClips assists HCPs in initiating those conversations by delivering medically accurate, engaging smoking cessation “explainer” videos that are easy to digest and share. Created for and by medical professionals, QuitClips addresses topics such as misconceptions of quitting, the neurobiology of the addiction, recommendations for talking to patients, and more. Accompanying each video are references, resources, and explanations (these videos are not intended to be shared with patients), to help HCP’s make the most of their patient interactions.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Smoking and Tobacco Use Fast Facts (Updated 2019)