Registration is open now for all Duke-UNC TTS fall trainings, including our comprehensive TTS training program, as well as our 1-day advanced CE intensives. Info about all of these training opportunities is below and on our website at www.dukeunctts.com. November 7-15, 2022: Comprehensive TTS Training Program (28.75 CE hours, register by October 1 for Early … Continued
The Tobacco Treatment Program published a feature Editorial in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association on October 13, 2020. The Editorial is on intensive smoking cessation counseling in cancer survivors, accompanying the first randomized controlled trial published on the 13th as well, showing dramatic improvements in cessation among cancer survivors when such a … Continued
The National Cancer Institute has awarded University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers a $500,000, two-year grant to dramatically expand tobacco cessation treatment services for patients at the NC Cancer Hospital. Starting January of 2018, program leaders at UNC’s Tobacco Treatment Program (formerly the Nicotine Dependence Program) have been utilizing the grant to … Continued
Andy Colon decided to quit his tobacco addiction and went all out to create a healthier lifestyle for himself. He changed the way he ate, exercised more and, of course, stopped smoking. A friend told him about the Wellness@Work Tobacco Cessation program and Andy loved the idea of getting the support to quit, as well as the convenience of meeting at his workplace. It gave him the “backbone for change.” The free medications and the incentive of $100 for remaining tobacco free for 6 months encouraged him to reach his goal.
Matt Lawrence came to the Wellness@Work Program dipping a can of tobacco every day, having made multiple “practice attempts” without sustaining abstinence. He hated the control that tobacco exerted over him. In his position as Deputy Fire Chief, he wanted to be a good role model and had become weary of hiding his tobacco use.
Erin Barringer, a nursing assistant in the Neurosciences Hospital, began smoking socially in 10th grade, and over the years she increased her smoking to one-half pack of cigarettes a day. She continued at this level until 2010 when she found out she was pregnant. She remained tobacco free through her pregnancy and breastfeeding until her daughter, Jalliyah, was about 6 months old. At that time, she returned to smoking socially — and also did so to help deal with stress.