Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota QuitLine Training and Resources

The South Dakota QuitLine offers training on a number of topics that can be helpful to health professionals who interact with tobacco users. Training can be delivered through a face-to-face presentation on-site, in a phone conference call or a webinar using your computer and phone. Training may include any or all of these elements:

  • Phone-based SD QuitLine – eligibility, referral process, coaching, medications
  • Web-based SD QuitLine
  • Overview of the 2As and an R
  • Tobacco use and impact data by SD counties
  • Tobacco and nicotine addiction
  • Smokeless tobacco – Health impacts and new products
  • Secondhand smoke – Health impacts
  • Chronic diseases and tobacco
  • Reluctant quitters/stages of change
  • Tobacco use and special populations
    • Native Americans
    • Youth 13-17 and 18-24
    • Pregnant women
    • Spit tobacco
    • Low SES
  • Tobacco dependence and hospitalized patients
  • SD QuitLine materials
  • SD QuitLine use (program evaluation data)
  • Social media supports for tobacco “quitters”

For more information, visit

To request a training topic contact Rochel Rossman at 605-878-03617 or Trainings can be arranged with content tailored for your staff.


Program Resource Online Facilitator (PROF)

The South Dakota Department of Health has developed an online training program called Program Resource Online Facilitator (PROF) which is designed to educate and answer any questions you may have about the QuitLine to help you help your patients on their journey to becoming tobacco-free.

With this easy, online training course you’ll learn:

  • About the effects of tobacco and the steps required to help those addicted seek help.
  • How to visit with your patients about tobacco use and refer them to the QuitLine.

Other PROF topics include:

  • The Toll Tobacco has taken on South Dakota
  • Priority populations
  • Talking Tobacco Techniques
  • Services of the SD QuitLine
  • Tobacco and Chronic Disease

To find out more:
Go to
Click “My Training“ in the vertical bar on the left.
If you are new to PROF, create an account.

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