Information on Smoking, Tobacco and E-cigarette Use for Clinicians
Youth Tobacco and E-cigarette Prevention Action Kit
As a health care provider, you can inspire youth to resist tobacco, e-cigarettes and alternative products (hookah and cannabis) through education and counseling. Check out the new Youth Tobacco and E-cigarette Prevention Action Kit for pediatric providers.
New Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Toolkit
NRT can be a useful medication support tool for all patients who smoke, even if they are not ready to quit. NRT can help patients manage nicotine withdrawal symptoms or cravings when in situations where they can’t smoke, while building interest and self-efficacy around quitting in the future. The toolkit includes resources to support using this new approach, both for patients and health care or social service providers.
Data on Smoking Inequities
Smoking has decreased in NYC, but inequities remain. Addressing the root causes of inequities and prioritizing communities experiencing them is vital. See below for new data on smoking inequities and recommendations on how to provide tailored support and outreach to communities:
NRT Training Video: Be Free with NRT is a 15-minute video that highlights the benefits of NRT regardless of readiness to quit. This video can be shared with people who smoke, as well as staff and clinicians.
A toolkit of materials to support this new approach — using NRT regardless of readiness to quit — is available on the Coping with Nicotine Withdrawal webpage. A sample of new resources is included below: