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Who are Tobacco Treatment Specialists?

Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS) are professionals who are specially trained to provide treatment for individuals seeking to stop using tobacco. This intensive and prestigious training prepares providers to deliver behavioral support and select the best medications for consumers.

A TTS training is an opportunity for anyone currently providing care in a behavioral health setting to master the necessary core competencies to provide evidenced-based treatment for tobacco dependence, as well as gain knowledge, experience and resources to better their practice. The training curriculum is based on a set of core competencies for tobacco treatment specialists by the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD). There are four elements to TTS training with KU Medical Center.

Benefit of becoming a TTS:

  • Gain skills in motivating smokers to stop using tobacco
  • Discover more about free medication options
  • Learn about opportunities for reimbursement
  • Understand why it is so hard to stop using tobacco
  • Learn how to develop a treatment plan for tobacco
  • Practice how to follow-up with smokers and optimize treatment plans
  • Understand how to integrate tobacco treatment into clinic flow
  • Catch up on great cessation medication coverage now offered by KanCare and private insurers
  • Know how to meet Joint Commission, meaningful use and other regulatory requirements for treating tobacco dependence

What does the TTS training consist of?

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Last modified: Sep 16, 2019
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