Resources for health care providers treating tobacco use

This page provides tobacco cessation and prevention resources, and information that can be used by health care professionals of all kinds.

Medicaid tobacco cessation benefits

Information for medical providers to promote tobacco cessation services for Medicaid clients, including what's covered through benefits, tips for influencing your clients to quit billing codes and more.

Clinical Practice Guideline: 2008 Update

Describes specific strategies that health care administrators, managed care organizations, and purchasers of health plans can implement to treat tobacco dependence.

Our online resource center

Free promotional materials to engage clients about quitting tobacco.

Referring patients to the QuitLine

Remember to ask every patient at each encounter about tobacco use. The Colorado QuitLine is a free quitting service available to Colorado residents 18 and older. Colorado QuitLine resources are also available in Spanish at dejeloyacolorado.org.

Patients between 17 and 17 can receive free, confidential support to quit tobacco or nicotine by visiting My Life My Quit or texting "Start" to 36072.


Technical assistance and training


Additional online resources

Obtain tobacco cessation medication for your patients on Medicaid.