Need help to improve tobacco cessation in your area? The Center for Tobacco Cessation (CTC) is the training and technical assistance affiliate of the California Smokers’ Helpline. CTC helps organizations throughout California to increase their capacity in tobacco cessation.
The Center can help answer questions such as how to structure a comprehensive, evidence based tobacco cessation benefit in insurance plans, or how to support cessation in the behavioral health population. CTC offers free in-depth trainings for cessation facilitators and free webinars on topics ranging from the basics of tobacco cessation, to pharmacotherapy, to treatment considerations for special populations, and more.
For practical tips on how to motivate your patients and clients to quit smoking, please join us for a free webinar on Friday, June 19th from noon to 1 pm on Top Tips for Motivating Patients to Quit. Presenters will be Dean Schillinger, MD, Chief of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, and Gary Tedeschi, PhD, Clinical Director for the California Smokers' Helpline.
Visit our online catalog now to view of our free online trainings, including topics such as:
CTC staff can put together a training tailored to the particular needs of your organization, coalition, or other group. Here are some past trainings CTC has done:
CTC offers phone and email consultation in areas such as:
Visit our online catalog to download one of our free fact sheets on topics such as:
Click here for other tobacco cessation resources for health care providers, hospitals, employers, health plans, and others.
To request a customized training, technical assistance or additional information, please contact: