Tobacco Studies Program

Smoking Cessation Clinic

Starting in 2014, Program Director Abigail Halperin began holding a twice-monthly smoking cessation¬†clinic for UWNC patients at the Northgate location.¬†University of Washington Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) is a network of community-based clinics located throughout the Puget Sound region. The Northgate location is home to UW School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Halperin and Northgate UWNC staff developed an improved referral process and new electronic health records procedures. Dr. Halperin also periodically provides training on evidence-based cessation treatments to residents.

To learn more about optimizing clinic system to promote tobacco cessation, see AAFP’s Treating Tobacco Dependence Practice Manual.