QuitNow BC British Columbia Lung Association
Ask your patients about smoking, refer them to QuitNow using the easy referral form, and let QuitNow do the rest.
 
Skylar Pepin, QuitNow Outreach Team Manager

Healthcare providers

You play an integral role in helping your patients quit smoking and lead healthier lives. QuitNow's here to help make it easier.

Making it easier to help patients who smoke

QuitNow offers an effective way to help patients quit. It's called our Referral Program. The program is based on clinical guidelines which recommend a 5As approach to counselling a patient to quit smoking. These are:

1.    Ask about their tobacco use
2.    Advise them to Quit
3.    Assess for willingness to quit
4.    Assist in a quit attempt
5.    Arrange for follow-up

How we help you

You Ask and Advise your patient.
We Assess, Assist and Arrange quit smoking support.

The Referral Program makes it easy to refer patients to our phone support service. Using our phone service the patient will speak with a trained quit expert. The trained expert will:

  • Assess the patient's willingness to quit smoking,
  • Assist the patient to develop a quit plan and identify appropriate quit supports
  • Arrange for follow up support for the patient
  • Follow up with you and provide a patient progress report.