Ask, Advise, Refer


The TFQC Coalition encourages all local health care providers to connect their patients to needed tobacco cessation services. Coalition members offer education on the Ask, Advise, Refer process to healthcare providers, that they can then use with their own patients. The Ask, Advise, Refer process involves the following steps:

  • Ask – EVERY patient about tobacco use at EVERY visit
  • Advise – all tobacco users to quit
  • Refer – those ready to quit to cessation services

There are many cessation programs available in Iowa and Illinois. Visit our Cessation Resources page for more information about local cessation programs.

Please contact us to schedule Ask, Advise, Refer healthcare provider education.