Fax-to-Quit Louisiana Program
Healthcare providers in Louisiana recognize the need to treat patients who use tobacco. They realize that a brief intervention provided in the clinical setting is an effective strategy for helping patients quit tobacco use.
Our Fax-To-Quit Louisiana program follows the recommendations of the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence which recommends brief counseling in a clinical setting. When medication is used with counseling, successful quitting is four times more likely.
Fax-To-Quit Louisiana uses the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline to help clinicians provide the counseling component recommended in the guideline easily and seamlessly.
For more information on the Fax-To-Quit Louisiana program, visit Quit With Us, LA
Additional guidelines on treating tobacco use can also be found at the Surgeon General's website.
Even if it doesn’t kill, secondhand smoke can cause all types of illnesses, including: Lung cancer Heart disease Nasal sinus cancer Respiratory disease Bronchitis Middle ear infections Asthma Pneumonia.