Tobacco Treatment Program Planning Tool – Tobacco Treatment Buy-In
Are your staff and patients supportive of tobacco treatment in cancer care?
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Yes, our staff is supportive of integrating tobacco treatment in cancer care.
Wonderful! Consult these case studies, sample workflows, and EHR tools to help your teams enhance cancer care by treating tobacco use. Sample training materials will be available in the Implementation module coming soon.
Yes, our patients understand the benefits of quitting tobacco during cancer care and are receptive to our efforts to treat tobacco use.
Great! Consult these case studies and workflows to see how other programs have offered tobacco treatment to patients in diverse ways.
No, only a few staff members understand the importance of integrating tobacco treatment in cancer care.
Help team members see that continuing tobacco use complicates cancer treatment and reduces patient survival and quality of life and that tobacco treatment works for many patients. See this NCI infographic you can share with your teams on the consequences of tobacco use and benefits of treating tobacco use in cancer care. Engage team members who see the value of addressing tobacco as champions and consider using grand rounds and other venues to educate and engage team members in supporting tobacco treatment.
No, only a few staff members feel ready and able to help patients with their tobacco use.
Many healthcare providers feel unprepared to treat tobacco use, but you can change that. See the NCI infographic that addresses this common barrier. Referral programs may also be welcomed by staff who lack confidence in delivering tobacco treatment.
No, our patients are not receptive to tobacco treatment.
More than 70% of adults in the United States who smoke want to quit, and more than 55% make serious attempts to quit smoking each year. Even among people with cancer, patients appreciate it when their care teams address their tobacco use without shame or blame. See this NCI infographic for patients.
We are unsure whether our patients understand the importance of quitting tobacco during cancer care and survivorship.
Educate care teams and patients that treating tobacco has specific benefits in cancer treatment and outcomes. It may help to educate care teams about heightened stigma concerns and barriers to tobacco treatment during cancer treatment. See these resources to help engage your team membersand patients.