Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training

Description: 

A Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) credential is an indication of expert-level knowledge and skills in the evidence-based treatment of tobacco dependence and how to effectively treat a diverse population of tobacco users in multiple modalities.

Statewide CTTS Registry through WV Health Connection

Importance:

  • Many clinicians are trained to provide tobacco treatment  services but lack the time or resources to provide this service in day to day practice.

  • Smokers who use evidence based behavioral counselling and/ or medications are over three times more likely to achieve long-term abstinence than those who do not.

  • In the US, less than one third of smokers use any form of evidence-based treatment and less than 5% use the most effective treatment, evidence-based medication and counselling.

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