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100 Pioneers for Smoking Cessation Campaign

Focusing on making tobacco-free living part of recovery for people with mental health and substance use disorders

Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders.

Welcome to the 100 Pioneers for Smoking Cessation Virtual Leadership Academy web page and congratulations to the founding members. It is evident that everyone has done an amazing job moving us towards our goal of making tobacco-free living part of recovery for people with mental health and substance use disorders.

The 100 Pioneers for Smoking Cessation Virtual Leadership Academy is as part of a campaign jointly sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC), University of California, San Francisco.

 

 SAMHSA updates Strategic Initiatives to include tobacco cessation

SAMHSA partners with SCLC to bring the Leadership Academies for Wellness and Smoking Cessation

WEBINARS

 

THE PURPOSE OF THE W EBINAR SERIESis to enhance the technical assistance portion of the Virtual Leadership Academy by having nationally recognized smoking cessation experts, offer the latest information related to smoking cessation for behavioral health populations including effective interventions. There have been over ten Pioneer webinars covering a range of topics around tobacco addiction and recovery.

To view all webinars, please CLICK HERE

Technical Assistance

Call 1-877-509-3786, to assist SAMHSA grantees in promoting smoking cessation, SAMHSA and the SCLC provide FREE technical assistance and resources that you can use to help smokers quit and create tobacco-free spaces. Below is a brief list of accessible resources for you to download. For more tools visit our behavioral health resources page.

Download your free copy:

  1. Catalogue of Tools, A Guide to Cessation Resources that you can use now.
  2. Clinical Crossroads: A 51 Year Old Woman with Bipolar Disorder who Wants to Quit Smoking- The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) special article by Steven A Schroeder, MD, JAMA 2009 301:522-531 (Feb 4, 2009 issue).  
  3. Smoking Cessation for Persons with Mental Health Illness- A Toolkit for Mental Health Providers - offers instructions for providers to help consumers quit smoking
  4. Rx for Change: Tobacco-Free for Recovery, Assisting Mental Health Consumers with Tobacco Cessation, a new cessation curriculum for Peer Counselors is now available online at http://rxforchange.ucsf.edu .
  5. Bringing Everyone Along Resource Guide and Summary offers tobacco cessation help to health professionals working with the mental health and substance use  populations.. For more information and to preview the Resource Guide Summary, visit the Bringing Everyone Along
  6. Tobacco-free Living in Psychiatric Settings- NASMHPD Toolkit - provides practical tips for converting facilities to smokefree status. To download a complimentary copy visit www.nasmhpd.org
  7. A Guide to Promoting Quitlines during Policy Changes - This North American Quitline Consortium guide focuses on promoting the availability of quitline services following the passage of smokefree policies and tobacco excise tax increases.

Visit our behavioral health resources page for more information or contact the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at: 1-877-509-3786 (toll free).

SAMHSA Tobacco-Free Campaign Goals:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to SAMHSA grantees to raise awareness of the many benefits smoking cessation efforts and to increase understanding of effective smoking cessation strategies.
  • Implement or enhance existing tobacco cessation services using evidence-based practices.
  • Ensure that consumers and staff have access to smoking cessation services and supports to promote health and wellness.
  • Establish partnerships between behavioral health and nicotine cessation organizations to increase available tobacco cessation resources in communities.

For more information on SAMHSA’s Tobacco-Free Campaign, contact Doug Tipperman, SAMHSA Public Health Advisor, at 240-276-2442, or email douglas.tipperman@samhsa.hhs.gov