Healthcare Providers


Research indicates that 69% of people who currently smoke would like to quit smoking, and 52% try to quit smoking. Tobacco cessation strategies are proven to save lives, improve quality of life, and save money.
Only about 4–7% of unaided quit attempts are successful, but counseling and medication treatments exist that significantly improve these odds with quit rates reaching as high as 30-40%. At the same time, healthcare reform and other federal and state mandates increasingly require that tobacco screening, assessment, treatment, and referral are offered.
Quitlines are toll-free telephone centers staffed by trained cessation experts. For clinicians, they provide an easy, fast, and effective way to help smokers quit. By simply identifying smokers, advising them to quit, and sending them to a free phone service, clinicians can save thousands of lives. - See more at: QuitLine. Broomfield Tobacco, Prevention, and Partnership Program offers free provider and office training and technical assistance to integrate tobacco treatment into daily clinic practice.

Contact the City and County of Broomfield's Public Health and Environment Division to discuss options for your office by emailing or calling 720.887.2220.

Vaping and E-Cigarettes Guidance for Providers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  About Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes)

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Vaping and E-cigarettes: Guidance for health care providers

Office Based Tools and Patient Resources

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Colorado QuitLine

Services are provided by National Jewish Health and administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

  • Free bilingual phone service
  • Trained health professionals providing coaching sessions
  • Web-based offers 24/7 support
  • Nicotine replacement therapy products to eligible participants

Colorado Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Benefit Factsheet

  • Learn about the tobacco cessation benefit for Medicaid patients
  • Understand billing and reimbursement for cessation services
  • Learn how to have a three-minute conversation to help your patients quit

Note: As of November 1, 2018, all FDA-approved smoking cessation medications are eligible for coverage without a prior authorization. These medications include varenicline, bupropion, nicotine inhaler, nicotine spray, nicotine patch, nicotine lozenge, and nicotine gum. Provider information to obtain this benefit for patients is available through Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program).

Clinical Use of Pharmacotherapies for Tobacco Cessation 

University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine

  • One-page reference guide
  • Dosing guidelines and contraindications for the seven FDA-approved medications

Integrating Tobacco Cessation Into Electronic Health Records

American Academy of Family Physicians

  • Facilitate system-level tobacco intervention efforts to reduce tobacco use
  • Integration into the practice workflow tobacco treatment template and prompts

A Patient-Centered Tobacco Cessation Workflow for Healthcare Clinics 

University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine

  • Provides practical strategies for implementing agency and clinic tobacco cessation services
  • Outlines staffing, roles and responsibilities, and recommended clinic training
  • Can be readily tailored to primary care, behavioral health, integrated care, hospital clinics, and community healthcare settings

Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers                              

University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine

  • Efficient methods for assessing people's readiness to quit
  • Skills for engaging individuals in tobacco cessation discussions
  • Supplements for specific populations