2008 Clinical Practice Guideline Update:
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. Download the 2008 update to this important new guideline for tobacco cessation. You can also visit http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco for the updated Clinicians Guide and stop smoking materials.
Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Clinicians (2008)
A guide for health care providers developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
"Ask and Act"
This program of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) encourages family physicians to ASK their patients about tobacco use, then ACT to help them quit. Resources include:
. quitline cards
. patient education materials
. practice materials
. information on reimbursement for tobacco cessation counseling
Involving More Healthcare Providers in Tobacco Cessation: What Works (November 2005)
Summary of the TCLN roundtable discussion on this topic
Free WEBCAST: It’s Quittin’ Time: Strategies to Help Your Patients Quit Smoking
Presented by Dr. Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (Requires Windows Media Player).
Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation
A comprehensive, turn-key tobacco cessation training program that equips health professional students and licensed clinicians with knowledge and skills for assisting patients with quitting.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer Prevention Curriculum Book and CD
This curriculum provides an oversight of the current state of cancer prevention, including a chapter on tobacco control in the oncology setting. Chapter 4 is devoted to tobacco cessation. CME credits are available to all health care professionals. Cost is $250.
How-to Guide For Treating Patients who Use Tobacco (June 2008)
This guide from Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, is based on the 2008 Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence 2008.
Quit Tobacco Series Fact Sheets
Developed by the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, all of these materials are free to be reprinted and distributed by researchers, health care professionals and quit-smoking advocates.
for Smoking Cessation Therapy: A Healthcare Practitioner’s
Guide (3rd edition)
PACT (Professional Assisted Cessation Therapy) developed this
guide to provide information to healthcare providers and their
administrative staffs on how to obtain reimbursement for smoking
Cessation Toolkit (2003)
Developed by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).
Provider Handout: How Health Care Professionals Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit
A one-page handout that describes the 5 A's intervention for pregnant women.
Cessation During Pregnancy: A Clinician's Guide to Helping
Pregnant Women Quit Smoking (February 2003)
This free CME-accredited guide from the American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) outlines how to integrate
the "5 A's" into a clinical setting serving pregnant
women. Scroll down to smoking cessation.
Strategies to Help your Patient Quit - Training Manual (October
Training materials based upon the PHS Guideline from the Center
for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin
Care Providers’ Tool Kit for Delivering Smoking Cessation
Services (2003) / California
This California Tobacco Control Alliance manual is for physicians,
medical office personnel and medical group staff. It seeks
to help establish office-based systems to track smoking status,
conduct cessation interventions with patients and refer patients
to additional resources for more intensive assistance in their
Guideline for Tobacco Cessation and Secondhand Smoke Exposure (February 2007)
The Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative (CCGC) has
developed a guideline that includes
information to help their patients quit.
Quick Primer…To Counseling Tobacco Cessation / Colorado
This video, available online through the Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative, is a training tool for physicians and other health care providers on counseling patients who use tobacco.
Treatment Quick Clinician Guide (2002) / Maine
All health professionals play an essential role in helping
patients stop tobacco. Most smokers want to quit, and half
of smokers make a serious attempt each year. Without effective
treatments-counseling and medications- long term-success with
quitting is difficult. Produced by the Center for Tobacco
Toolkit for Treating Tobacco Dependence / Texas
Toolkit developed by the Texas Department of State Health
Services; includes provider guides, pharmacotherapy guide,
posters, patient materials, etc.
for the Prevention and Treatment of Nicotine Addiction / Virginia
Training, consultation and resources are available to healthcare
providers to assist them in implementing evidence-based treatment
of tobacco use and dependence, ranging from brief interventions
to intensive counseling.
National Smoking Cessation Initiative
American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) website provides
toolkit with downloadable materials for dental hygienists.
for Tobacco Research and Intervention
This website offers training materials, including clinician
packets, presentation slides and healthcare provider training
manuals (with video).
National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (NTCC)
The NTCC developed this microsite to give healthcare providers access to available CME-credit courses on tobacco cessation, and other resources related to quitting smoking, all in one place.
National Partnership for Smoke-free Families
The National Partnership for Smoke-free Families has developed materials and tools for clinicians to help pregnant smokers quit smoking.
Cessation Leadership Center
Website offers tools for healthcare providers including a
referral card to the national quitline number, presentations
Treatobacco.net provides evidence-based data and practical
support for the treatment of tobacco dependence for physicians,
nurses, pharmacists, dentists, psychologists, researchers,
and policy makers. Treatobacco.net is produced and maintained
by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, in association
with the World Bank, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
the World Health Organization, the Cochrane Group, and an
international panel of experts.
Revell, CC. Schroeder, SA. Simplicity matters: Using system-level
changes to encourage clinician intervention in helping tobacco
users quit. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2005;
Vol 7, Suppl 1:S67-69.
Bentz CJ., et. al. The feasibility of connecting physician
offices to a state-level quitline. Am J Prev Med
Fisher E, Musick J, et. al. Improving clinic and neighborhood-based
smoking cessation services within federally qualified health
centers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2005; Vol
7, Suppl 1:S45-56.
Schroeder, SA. What to do with a patient who smokes.
JAMA 2005; Vol 294, No. 4.
Zullich, AJ, et. al.. Smoking Cessation for the busy clinician.
RX Consultant 2007; Vol 16, No. 8.
Physician Related & Practice Patterns Related to Smoking Cessation
A report prepared for the American Legacy Foundation by the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2007.
Smoking Cessation Counseling in U.S. Hospitals: A Comparison of High and Low Performers
Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, July 2005.