The DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit is designed for a broad range of healthcare providers, including direct providers, administrators, and healthcare organizations, this toolkit provides an education on tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, efficient methods for assessing an individual’s readiness to quit, and information and research on treatments.
Why is a Tobacco Cessation Toolkit Needed?
Although rates of tobacco use have generally decreased in recent years, this trend is slowing. In addition, the negative health effects of tobacco only grow. It is vital that healthcare providers understand why people use tobacco, the health effects of use, and how to assist in healthy lifestyle changes for those they serve. Healthcare providers are on the front lines for tobacco cessation and for reversing the related health disparities in priority populations.
How do we use this toolkit?
The toolkit contains a variety of information and step-by-step instructions about:
- Education about tobacco use;
- Skills for engaging individuals in tobacco cessation discussions;
- Efficient methods for assessing people’s readiness to quit;
- Information and research on treatments.