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MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

The Center for Tobacco Independence (CTI) was founded in 2001 with a mission to increase access to evidence-based tobacco treatment in Maine. CTI brings a team of highly qualified individuals with a proven record of cutting edge research, delivery of treatment and nationally recognized tobacco treatment training.
The goal of the MaineHealth System is to establish a standard of care for treating tobacco dependence with the ultimate aim of reducing smoking prevalence among these populations.   

CTI is the contractor for Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Statewide Tobacco Dependence Treatment Initiative, including the Maine Tobacco Helpline and Tobacco Medication & Training Programs.

Training for Tobacco Treatment in Practice

Our highly trained Tobacco Treatment Educators are committed to providing ongoing support to the MaineHealth community of healthcare providers in continuing to reduce tobacco-use across our System.

Interested in learning more about tobacco use and integrating brief interventions into routine clinical care? These free office-based trainings for MaineHealth System Members will help you to gain knowledge in tobacco treatment, provide assistance around meeting meaningful use goals and improve skills in person-centered interactions with patients who use tobacco.

Training Topics Include:

  • Tobacco Treatment: A Shared Approach
  • Inside The Maine Tobacco HelpLine
  • The Art of the Approach: Reducing Resistance, Building Confidence
  • Making it All Work: System Support for Sustainability

To schedule a training or request more information, please contact Linda Craig, Program Coordinator at Mainehealth’s Center for Tobacco Independence at 662-7150 or

Further Options for Tobacco Treatment Training: 

The Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine 

Resources for supporting employees and patients who use tobacco:

The Maine Tobacco Helpline
The Maine Tobacco HelpLine is a free and confidential coaching service supported by the Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine, to help Maine residents quit tobacco. Call1-800-207-1230 or Click here to learn more about the Maine Tobacco HelpLine:

Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Maine

Workplace Materials (PTM store)

Patient Education Materials (PTM store)

Tobacco Treatment Services in your county (TTSG)  (.pdf)

National Guidelines (.pdf)

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