Dr. Zim Okoli Speaks at Tobacco Tax Media Event, Calls for Higher Cigarette Tax with members of BREATHE.

Supporters of a higher cigarette tax in Kentucky, including members of the College of Nursing BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Health Environments) Team, rallied at the State Capitol in Frankfort on Thursday, February 8, 2018. 

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a way for the clinician and client to talk about the clients reasons for change. The clinician helps the client understand reasons for change and helps elicit the clients desire for change. It has been effectively used for addiction behaviors, tobacco treatment, weight loss interventions, and other situations where an individual wants to change their negative health behaviors. The approach expresses empathy, avoids arguing, develops discrepancy, and supports self-efficacy.

The Tobacco Quitline: Things You Should Know

1-800-QUIT-NOW (you may want to write that down) is a toll-free number run by the National Cancer Institute. 

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Consultation

In certain circumstances, BH WELL may provide consultation regarding evidence-based behavioral health programs. You already have the ideas, we simply provide the support to help bring them to life. Sometimes you are only a strategy or new skill away from meeting your behavioral health program goals.