Help Your Patients Quit
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 through free training and technical assistance to health providers.
Furnishings Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for Smoking Cessation 2017 (PDF)
California law (Senate Bill 493, effective 1/25/2016) allows pharmacists to provide nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products without a physician’s prescription. This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about the law.
Quit Tobacco: How Pharmacists Can Help 2015 (PDF)
Pharmacists are a new resource for tobacco cessation in local communities. This fact sheet describes Senate Bill 493 (2013) which authorized pharmacists, certified in smoking cessation therapy, to furnish prescription nicotine replacement therapy products.
Public Health Specialized Registry 2016
The California Smokers' Helpline has been designated as a Public Health Specialized Registry within the CDPH Health Information Exchange Gateway. The Gateway, allows providers, hospitals and health information exchange organizations to register and manage public health data exchange with CDPH for specific types of reportable diseases and conditions, such as tobacco use.