Ask, Assist, Refer: Engaging Your Patients to Quit Tobacco

Tobacco use, or nicotine dependence, is a chronic, relapsing condition because of nicotine’s addictive properties. This condition is directly linked to 1,900 deaths annually in New Hampshire.

The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Clinical Practice Guidelines, Treating Tobacco use and Dependence 2008 Update, calls on all clinicians to acquire the necessary skills and to adopt an efficient workflow to ensure every patient who uses tobacco is identified, advised and offered treatments that are proven to be effective for tobacco abstinence, including patient follow up.

This module reviews how to conduct a brief tobacco intervention using the “2As and R” and how QuitNow-NH can help.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the efficacy of 2As and R intervention
  • Recall how to conduct an evidence-based intervention using 2As and R model
  • Explain the process for making referrals to QuitNow-NH


To receive a certificate of completion or CEU for this lesson, you need to complete the Program Evaluation and Credit Documentation.