Outcomes & Data

As the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence (CTI) works across the various initiatives to address tobacco use and exposure, the outcomes are an important aspect of the work. If you would like additional information, please reach out to CTI.

Breathe Easy Gold Star Standards of Excellence

2019 Impact:

  • Behavioral Health
    • 10 organizations recognized: 7 Gold Level, 3 Silver Level
  • Higher Education
    • 8 organizations recognized: all 8 at Gold Level
  • Hospitals
    • 33 organizations recognized: 16 Platinum Level, 13 Gold Level, 4 Silver Level

Provider Referrals to the Maine Tobacco HelpLine

2018-2019:

  • Between July 2018 and June 2019, 6,040 clinical and nonclinical provider referrals for tobacco users to the Maine Tobacco HelpLine.

Prevention Policy Changes

2018-2019:

  • Smoke and tobacco-free policies were passed and implemented for 152 environments, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and creating a tobacco-free social norm for young people.
  • 2,219 families took the Smoke-Free Homes Pledge.

Treatment Training and Education

2018-2019:

  • The Basic Skills Training is a one-day training on the fundamentals of tobacco addiction and how to integrate brief tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. In Fiscal Year 2019, basic skills trainings were held around the state with 108 health professionals in attendance.
  • Building on the Basic Skills Training, the Intensive Skills Training is a two-day interactive training focused on developing the skills and knowledge needed to deliver more intensive and individualized treatment. Two intensive skills trainings were held in different locations for 39 professionals.
  • The Annual Tobacco Treatment and Prevention Conference brings nationally recognized speakers and local experts together to discuss a wide array of tobacco treatment and prevention topics. The June 2019 conference was held in Portland with 132 registered professionals in attendance.