QUIT Smoking Cessation Program
QUIT: Quit Using and Inhaling Tobacco
Are you ready to help your patients stop smoking?
The time has never been better to ramp up the smoking cessation services you provide to your patients. Across Canada, provinces are enhancing pharmacists’ scopes of practice, offering reimbursement for professional services and even providing free smoking cessation products to patients.
You’ll be ready with QUIT!
Whether you need a refresher on nicotine replacement therapies and other smoking cessation aids, or want to perfect your patient care skills in smoking cessation counselling and care planning, CPhA’s Quit Using and Inhaling Tobacco (QUIT) program will enhance your ability to provide smoking cessation services.
The QUIT program includes a 5.0 (online) or 6.0 (live) CEU continuing education course (English only) and a variety of tools and resources (English and French) for your practice. Download our 2013-2014 Course Prospectus for more information, including learning objectives, authors and accreditation.
CPhA’s QUIT program has fundamentally changed how I view every single patient I see, and helped me truly understand what pharmacists can achieve in improving patient outcomes. [Our province] recently started compensating for the provision of medication reviews, which means I was fully prepared to begin offering this professional service in my pharmacy as soon as the agreement was announced. For some pharmacists, the QUIT training is their first experience in how to deliver a professional pharmacy service.
— QUIT Graduate
How can pharmacists be reimbursed for smoking cessation services?
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care now reimburses community pharmacists for their expertise in providing smoking cessation programs to Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) recipients. Pharmacists must complete a Ministry approved smoking cessation training program to be eligible for this funding. CPhA's QUIT continuing education program has been recognized as an approved program.
Green Shield Canada, an insurance provider for several major employers, will reimburse pharmacies with trained pharmacists for smoking cessation services provided to the employees of their clients. CPhA's QUIT program has been recognized as an approved program.
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health reimburses health care providers, including pharmacists, for smoking cessation services. Health care providers must complete the PACT (Partnership to Assist with Cessation of Tobacco) training program. For more information, visit www.makeapact.ca.
For additional information, contact us at:
Tel.: 613-523-7877 or 1-800-917-9489