Become aware of opportunities to talk about tobacco use and have practical ways for starting conversations about quitting tobacco.
Develop an Understanding
Understand what motivates someone to consider quitting tobacco. Understand their readiness to take action. Learn active listening skills.
Learn HOW to Help
Help people who have an interest in quitting by offering referrals, information and self-help resources.
The Helpers Program offers information, training and support to individuals interested in helping someone quit tobacco. Anyone can benefit from this training. The Helpers Training is person-centered and takes a practical approach to helping. Helpers offers special insights into helping persons with mental health or substance use issues.
By following the steps, you advance in your learning and boost your resources as a Helper. By completing steps one and two, you will earn your Helpers Training Certification. You can then pursue your interests by signing up for one of our Mini-Courses to earn additional certificates.
Dr. Muramoto is Department Chair for the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. Myra is an internationally recognized leader in research on reducing the harms caused by tobacco use and has been the recipient of numerous grants to study the impact of the Helpers Program to empower concerned persons to offer help and assistance to persons interested in quitting tobacco.
Tim is a Senior Research Nurse at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Tim directs the training team for the Helpers Program. He has two decades of experience creating and evaluating training models for community based tobacco control projects including the development of adapted training for behavioral health providers.