Tobacco Cessation Initiative / Tobacco Free Living
To advance the public's health and well-being through education, research & service
with a focus on issues affecting Louisiana
The Tobacco Cessation Initiative (TCI) is administered by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health in partnership with the LSU Health Care Services Division, the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, and the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-free Living (TFL).
TCI seeks to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use within the HCSD patient population by: (1) identifying all tobacco users; (2) identifying those evidence-based interventions that are both appropriate for and acceptable to patients; and (3) cost-effectively providing those interventions to patients, when possible. The initiative follows the evidence-based guidelines of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, "Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence" (2000).
The public hospital system screens patients for tobacco use and dependency. Any patient identified as a current tobacco user (defined as having used tobacco products within the past 30 days) is advised to quit and offered evidenced based treatment options. TCI provides these treatment options which include, but is not limited to, self-help material, smoking cessation classes, facilitated access to the Louisiana quit-line (proactive telephone counseling via faxed referral), pharmacotherapy options, and social support.
TCI is administered under the principled leadership of Dr. Sarah Moody-Thomas. Dr. Moody-Thomas received her doctorate degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and completed a clinical psychology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and the VA hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is professor in the field of clinical health psychology, and Director of the Behavioral and community Health Program of the LSUHSC School of Public Health. During the past 14 years Dr. Moody-Thomas and her team of behavioral scientists, implementation specialists and public health interns have initiated and evaluated a broad range of cancer control and tobacco prevention and cessation interventions.
Tobacco Cessation Initiative website, click here.
- BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY
- ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL
- HEALTH POLICY & SYSTEMS
- RESEARCH & SERVICE PROGRAMS:
- LOUISIANA TUMOR REGISTRY
- CANCER CONTROL PROGRAM /
LOUISIANA BREAST &
- TOBACCO CESSATION INITIATIVE /
TOBACCO FREE LIVING
- TRIM TEENS
- INITIATIVE FOR EVALUATION
AND CAPACITY BUILDING
- DELTA REGION AETC
- NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP
- CENTERS & INSTITUTES:
- INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
June 7, 2013
Pre-Registration Begins for Fall Semester
June 7, 2013
SPH Staff Assembly Meeting
June 27, 2013
Advisory Deadline for Late Financial Aid Application
June 28, 2013
SPH Faculty Assembly Meeting