Resources - Smoking Cessation Programs
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. (TTC) is dedicated to integrating tobacco cessation in all service delivery and in assisting other behavioral health and primary care providers in implementing tobacco cessation programs. With over ten years of experience in tobacco control and cessation programming, TTC is committed to implementing programs and policies that prevent and reduce tobacco use and its negative health consequences.
Details of our current and previous programs may be found by clicking the links below.
Project TOBACCO CHAMPIONS
Reduce Tobacco-Related Inequities Interventions
In 2014, the California Department of Public Health Services awarded a grant to TTC for the implementation of Project Tobacco Champions. The goal of the project is to augment TTC’s current tobacco policy by 2016 to include providing tobacco-free transitional/sober living in four (4) of our sober living homes located in the San Fernando Valley. The project also provides smoking cessation classes to clients participating in alcohol or drug treatment so that they may address their addiction to nicotine right along with their addiction to alcohol and/or other substances. Participants are provided nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) to aid them in their commitment to quit smoking.
This program commences following the successful completion of an LA County funded tobacco policy program also originally titled, Tobacco Champions. With funding from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, TTC was able to provide clients and the community, education and awareness about smoke-free and tobacco-free living. This LA County grant allowed TTC to convert an existing transitional/sober living to a tobacco-free living home. In addition, via this grant TTC was able to convert its outpatient service site in Reseda to a tobacco free campus. This site joins our primary care clinics and youth services sites in SPA 1 and SPA 2 as tobacco free sites.
Selected History in Delivery of Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Programs
Project TEACH – In July 2008, the California Department of Public Health Services awarded a grant to TTC to implement Project TEACH. This project allowed TTC to work collaboratively with primary care clinics in Los Angeles County who were members of the Community Clinics Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) to adopt a voluntary policy that prohibited smoking by employees, patients, and visitors at their clinics sites.
Project STOP – In 2007, the California Department of Public Health Services awarded a grant to TTC for the implementation of Project STOP. The project sought to increase the number of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment organizations who adopt and implement a written smoke free policy. Towards this goal, STOP worked collaboratively with SUD providers who are members of the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Program Executives (CAADPE).
IN ADDITION TTC CAN PROVIDE
* Assistance in drafting a smoke-free policy that is appropriate for SUD treatment agencies. * Sample smoke-free policy templates. * Training for management and patient care staff on how to integrate tobacco cessation services within behavioral health settings. * Training and assistance in implementing a written smoke-free policy. * Free consultation on “no-smoking” signage that enforces an agency’s smoke free policy * Public recognition through local media for those agencies who adopt and implement smoke-free policies.