Links & Other Resources

Five Myths and Facts About Smoking in People with Mental Illness and Addiction
This six-minute video debunks five myths about smoking and quitting in people with mental illness and addiction.

American Academy of Family Physicians Tobacco and Nicotine Toolkit

The Academy’s Health of the Public and Science (HOPS) Division has launched a Tobacco and Nicotine toolkit to better support family physicians’ efforts to prevent and control tobacco and nicotine use in their patients. The Tobacco and Nicotine Toolkit’s office-based tools for family physicians include tips for integrating tobacco cessation efforts into practices, coding and payment information, patient education materials, and guides for the topics of group visits, e-cigarettes, tobacco cessation medications and behavioral health.

Best Practices for Smoking Cessation: Pregnancy and Beyond 

Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic” is an updated online training, based on the “Virtual Practicum” model. The training is intended for healthcare professionals who will be assisting their female patients in quitting smoking, in particular, patients who are pregnant or in their child-bearing years. Health care professionals include physicians, physician assistants, nurse midwives, registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, nurse practitioners, certified health educators, other health educators, pharmacists, health professional students, and other professionals that may interact with women of reproductive age. Earn up to 4.5 Continuing Education Credits.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Final Updated Recommendation on Tobacco Cessation

Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. The USPSTF gives tobacco cessation treatments an ‘A’ for efficacy. The Affordable Care Act requires most health insurance plans to cover all preventive services given an ‘A’ or ‘B’ recommendation by USPSTF. The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to recommend electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarette, etc) for tobacco cessation in adults, including pregnant women. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians direct patients who smoke tobacco to other cessation interventions with established effectiveness and safety.

E-Cigarette Use in the Past and Quitting Behavior in the Future: A Population-Based Study

E-Cigarettes: A Scientific Review

AAP Richmond Center Webinars

As Seen on TV: Integrating Tobacco Education Campaigns into Your Clinical Practice – August 7, 2014

It’s All Acute to Me: Expanding Opportunities for Cessation Counseling Beyond Primary Care – July 23, 2014

E-cigarettes—All that Vapes is not Nicotine… – June 3, 2014

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence can be found on this website. In addition to the full manuscript, clinician guides and consumer guides are also available.

ALA Helping Smokers Quit 2014 Report
This newly-released annual report notes that many lives and billions of state and federal dollars –including over $800 million in Medicaid spending– could be saved by ensuring that coverage under the ACA comprehensively helps smokers end their nicotine addiction.

American Cancer Society
Supplies data, publications, and other information about prevention and treatment of cancer for consumers and practitioners.

American Lung Association
Provides provides a variety of educational materials for consumers and practitioners.

CDC’s Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS)
Contains links to research data, Surgeon General Reports and information to use with patients. The patient information is in the public domain and can be copied and distributed to patients.

The Cochrane Library
The best single source of reliable information on the effects of healthcare interventions.

Foundation for Innovation in Nicotine Dependence
A non-profit site containing selected articles and resources for tobacco users and clinicians.

National Cancer Institute – and
Offer free continuing education programs for health professionals in providing efficient and effective tobacco interventions. Continuing medical education credits available.

Online CME @ the University of Wisconsin
Offers a new, free one-hour web-based training program for CME credit that provides healthcare providers with basic instruction on treating tobacco users.

The Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control of the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Offers evidence-based information, clinical services, training, and professional education programs for the prevention and treatment of nicotine dependence.

Tobacco BBS
A free resource center focusing on tobacco and smoking issues. It features tobacco news, information, assistance for people who use tobacco trying to quit, alerts on tobacco control issues, and open consideration of all aspects of the spectrum of issues concerning tobacco, nicotine, cigarettes and cigars.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update – Clinical Practice Guideline. This 275-page Guideline contains strategies and recommendations designed to assist clinicians; tobacco dependence treatment specialists; and health care administrators, insurers, and purchasers in delivering and supporting effective treatments for tobacco use and dependence.
Offers expert information to help New Hampshire residents quit tobacco.

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