A health care provider’s advice to quit tobacco use is an important motivator for tobacco users. In 5 minutes or less, you can execute the Georgia cAARds (Ask, Advise, and Refer) program and ensure your patients receive evidence-based, best practice tobacco cessation counseling.


  • Ask all patients about tobacco use during each visit
  • Advise them about the benefits of tobacco cessation
  • Refer them to the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line for a free “Quit Kit”, individualized plan and behavioral counseling : 1-877-270- STOP
  • Complete the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line fax Referral Form with the patient

GTQL Fax Referral Form can be downloaded from DPH’s website

  • Inform the patient they will be contacted by a Georgia Tobacco Quit Line staff member within 48 hours or less


Free training on Asking, Advising and Referring:

Engaging Tobacco Users: Tips for Health Care Providers in Georgia is available at GATobaccoIntervention.org.