Smokers in Colorado can now seek out their local pharmacist to help them quit. Since the passage of legislation in 2016 allowing pharmacists to prescribe contraception and tobacco cessation products, and payment for services legislation that passed earlier this year, pharmacists are helping more and more patients quit.
“Being able to provide an extra way for people to access what they need to help quit is amazing,” said Emily Zadvorny, Executive Director of the Colorado Pharmacists Society.
CPS has been hard at work promoting this new service. Check out some of their recent press below:
- CBS Denver: ‘We’re Passionate About It’: Pharmacists Help Coloradans Quit Smoking (above)
- Colorado Sun: As with birth control, Colorado makes anti-smoking drugs available at pharmacies — no doctor visit required
- KDVR Fox News: An Easier Way to Quit Smoking