Tools and Resources
Below is a compilation of existing cessation tools to help clinicians and others who want to intervene with tobacco.
The list includes everything from quit now wallet cards, relapse protocol, smokefree hospital toolkits, videos, behavioral health resources and more. Many come from a variety of health professional organizations and individuals dedicated to tobacco cessation. Most tools are free for any user, and a few can be purchased at nominal cost.
Click below to learn more about a specific topic or download the complete Catalogue of Tools for your own easy reference.
Behavioral Health Resources
- For behavioral health resources and tools CLICK HERE.
General Resources for Providers
- SCLC Catalogue of Tools
- NEW! AARC Clinician’s Guide to Treating Tobacco Dependence, 2014
- UCSF - example of 100% Tobacco Free Workplace & Campus policy
- A Practioners Guide to Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease, CDC, 2013
- HHS launced BeTobaccoFree.gov, a comprehensive website providing one-stop access to the best and most up-to-date tobacco-related information from across its agencies.
- Clinical Practice Guideline - Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
- Presentations by leading experts
- 1-800-QUIT NOW Wallet Cards
- Tobacco Cost Calculators: Cost of Smoking Calculator and Savings Calculator
- "Tobacco Cessation Coverage: What is Required?" under the ACA in 2014, created by the ALA
- Tobacco Cessation Coverage Chart - post healthcare reform 2011
- Tobacco cessation medical coding and reimbursement
- Tobacco Cessation Counseling Guidesheet
- Our partners at Legacy have launched a brand new campaign to reduce cigarette butt litter called “Rethink Butts” with the environmental organization Leave No Trace. As part of the campaign, Legacy will distribute the Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to radio and television stations nationwide, post the PSAs on social media channels, and conduct earned media outreach on the topic. Here is the direct link to the PSAs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FfXgmHihfWk. As well, you can download a toolkit with ideas on ways to help stop toxic litter from RethinkButts.org.
- AAFP Office Champions Resources - American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) implemented a successful Office Champion for smoking cessation pilot program. All the resources created for the pilot are now available to the public.
Tips From Former Smokers Campaign Resources and Web Site - CDC began 2013 phase of the Tips from Former Smokers campaign with ads in television, radio, billboards, magazines, newspapers, and online in video, display, and mobile formats. These ads will air Monday, April 1, 2013, through June 23, 2013. The 2013 campaign will focus on additional smoking-related health conditions that were not revealed in the first phase, including COPD, adult asthma, and complications with a person who has diabetes. Specific population groups will also be addressed, which include American Indian/Alaskan Native and LGBT communities.CLICK HERE to learn more about the Tips 2013 campaign and to access the many resources that CDC has available on their Tips webpage. These resources include downloadable buttons that you can post on your own webpage, articles on the campaign that be shared, facts on the smoking-related conditions being covered in this phase, as well as materials that are available in Spanish.
- AAP's Richmond Center - The American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence is committed to protecting children from tobacco and secondhand smoke. The Richmond Center offers tools and resources to help clinicians and communities, as well as supports research and policy development to create a healthy environment for children, adolescents, and families.
- Trinkets & Trash is a surveillance project and archive at the UMDNJ – School of Public Health that monitors tobacco industry marketing in magazines, direct mail, e‐mail, websites, and other channels. For more images and examples, visit us at www.trinketsandtrash.org.
- Break Free Alliance's 2012 Report - "Smoking in Low Socioeconomic Status Populations: Prevalence, Health Impact, Challenges and Recommendations" - Health Education Council
- Courses and Trainings
- Online Programs to help smokers quit
- Taking a hospital smoke free
- Speakers Bureau
- Links to More Resources
- Other Materials (fact sheets, guides, posters and other print materials)
- Tobacco Free for Recovery Communiqué
- Stop Smoking Today! What works.
- Behavioral Health Tools and Resources
- The RWJF Tobacco Map
- Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification Program at the Mayo Clinic
- The CDC's Media Campaign Resource Center (MCRC)
- From the CTCRE at UCSF information on smoke free movies
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All presentations are available upon request. Please contact us if you would like a copy of the PowerPoint document via e-mail.
- What to Do With a Patient Who Smokes - Steven A. Schroeder, MD
- 30 Seconds To Save A Life: What Busy Clinicians Can Do - Steven A. Schroeder, MD
- Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence - The OBGYN Patient - Karen Hudmon, PhD
- Tobacco Use in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Populations - Steven A. Schroeder, MD
- What Works in Mental Health - Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH
- Tobacco Dependence Treatment - Steven A. Schroeder, MD
- The Unmet Needs of Smokers with Mental Illness or Addiction- Jill M. Williams, MD
- Smoking Cessation for People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders - Chad D. Morris, PhD
- Tobacco Dependence Treatment - A consumer perspective - Consumer Tobacco Peer Advocate, Eric Arauz
SCLC Healthcare Provider Partnerships
- Treating Tobacco Dependence presentation by Ask and Act, AAFP, October 2013
- 2008 Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline
- Pharmacy Partnership for Tobacco Cessation
- The American Society of Anethesiologists Smoking Cessation Initiative
- Labor Union partnership and Tobacco
- The National Mental Health Partnership for Wellness and Smoking Cessation
- Amerian Dental Hygienists Association Smoking Cessation Initiative
- Maximizing the Power of Partnerships: Engaging Smokers and the Mental Health Community
- Are the 5 A's Enough?: Tobacco Dependence Treatment for Smokers with Mental Illness
- Engaging Healthcare Providers in Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Cessation
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- New low income Dimensions toolkit supplements from the Behavioral Heath & Wellness Program:
- New toolkit, from Ask and Act, AAFP, Treating Tobacco Dependence Practice Manual and Addendum, October 2013
- New guide from Legacy and Partnership for Prevention: Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco Use - An Implementation Guide for Community Health Centers, October 2013
- Tobacco Free Toolkit: For Community Health Facilities, National Edition, July 2013
- Destination Tobacco-Free: A Practical Tool for Hospitals and Health Systems, revised 2013
- Legacy Health Foundation, Youth Activism in Tobacco Control: A Toolkit for Action
- Toolkit: Tobacco Cessation and the Affordable Care Act - American Lung Association. You can find factsheets, template letters, and other helpful tools at this site.
- To further support and promote the CDC Tips From Former Smokers campaign, OSH has developed an interactive digital media toolkit. Partners can use the toolkit to leverage OSH content on their existing Web sites or social media profiles or they can opt to create new profiles or content in support of the campaign.
- Make It Your Business- Educate labor groups, employers, and insurance agents about effective tobacco cessation benefits with the employer’s toolkit, Make It Your Business: Insure a Tobacco-Free Workforce.
- Tobacco-free Living in Psychiatric Settings NASMHPD Toolkit - provides practical tips for converting facilities to smokefree status. Visit the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors website at http://www.nasmhpd.org/publicationsmisc.cfm for more NASMHPD publications.
- Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Implementation Program - Pharmacist-Assisted Class: Implementation Guide
Tobacco Free Toolkit
Providers - This toolkit is designed for a broad
continuum of healthcare providers. Materials are intended for direct providers, as well as administrators and
- DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers, Behavioral Health supplement
- Do You CAARD? Provider Cessation Toolkit - California diabetes educator campaign and provider toolkit to help promote cessation and the Ask Advise Refer model. The toolkit can be used nationally. Visit the Do You CAARD? web site at http://www.caldiabetes.org/content_display.cfm?contentID=497&categoryID=32 for more resources.
- A toolkit for implementing smoke-free laws
- Correctional Populations Toolkit - This curriculum is designed for use in all correctional facilities. Participating inmates will learn about the health effects of tobacco use, how to quit using tobacco in the correctional environment and how to stay quit upon release. Included are instructions for facilitators, reproducible handouts and a resource section to obtain additional information and materials.
- "Addiction Treatment Breakthrough: Tobacco Integration", YouTube video from our partners at the University of Wisconsin, CTRI
- American Society for Anesthesiologists Quit Smoking
- “Smoking, Hazards and Solutions in Long-Term Care,” video & study guide presented by Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, BC. Note - There is a fee for this video: $150 purchase; $75 rental.
- What Happens When You Call 1 800 QUIT NOW? National Cancer Institute
- RX FOR CHANGE -Clinician Assisted Tobacco Cessation Curriculum http://rxforchange.ucsf.edu
A comprehensive tobacco cessation education tool that provides not only clinicians and students, but also clinical staff, with the knowledge and skills necessary to offer comprehensive tobacco cessation counseling to patients who use tobacco. It covers information about the epidemiology of tobacco use, pharmacotherapy, and brief behavioral interventions.
- RxAbridged Curriculum -Using the brief intervention Ask Advise Refer, this three-hour curriculum that has been specifically designed for pharmacy technicians, medical assistants, dental hygienists, and all other ancillary and auxiliary professions interested in becoming cessation interventionists.
- Rx for Change, Tobacco Free for Recovery - this three hour online training provides valuable information on key terms and definitions related to tobacco use, why it is important to quit smoking, the different types of tobacco products and why they are addictive, what helps people to quit smoking, and how to help people quit. Participants were invited to ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the activities and discussion that took place during the training. While this curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of mental health peer counselors, it is a helpful training tool for any provider or advocate interested in learning more about mental health and smoking cessation.
- ASK-ADVISE-REFER: A Tobacco Cessation Counseling Protocol for Practicing Pharmacists, eligible for CPE credit created by Frank Vitale, MA—National Director of the Pharmacy Partnership for Tobacco Cessation
- Universtiy of Kentucky's NEW online provider training on managing nicotine withdrawal- earn CEUs!
- American Academy of Family Physicians Ask and Act initiative
- Podcasts - AAFP has released four podcasts in its "Ask the Expert" tobacco cessation podcast series. The podcasts are part of the Academy's Ask and Act tobacco cessation program. Each of the brief audio interviews with clinical content experts covers a specific tobacco-related topic.
- Treating Tobacco Dependence -- View this webcast to learn about new pharmacotherapies, counseling strategies, quick interventions and reimbursement.
- Become a Tobacco Aware Practice: Using an Organizational and Team-based Approach -- View this webcast to learn how to structure your office to identify tobacco users, and streamline your efforts to help them quit. This webcast is for your entire practice team.
- Beyond the Guidelines: Advances in Tobacco Cessation Treatment and Payment -- View this webcast to learn about evidence-based treatment, effective counseling strategies and reimbursement. Available for up to 2.0 Prescribed CME credits through April 24, 2008.
- How to Provide Tobacco Cessation Treatment to Patients with Mental Illness--This interview with family physician Julie Wood, MD, gives an overview of how and why physicians should address tobacco use with their patients with mental illnesses. Dr. Wood discusses effective forms of counseling and pharmacotherapy. The podcast is one component of the AAFP's efforts to educate family physicians on effective tobacco cessation treatment for patients with mental illness. The AAFP has also created a new section on the Ask and Act website titled "Smoking and Mental Illness" and added mental health slides to CME presentations.
- Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS) training programs listed on the ATTUD website
- Smoking Cessation Continuing Education Program - In an effort the increase awareness and referrals for smoking cessation among people with diabetes who smoke the Diabetes Educator Do you cAARd? Taskforce, the California Diabetes Program, the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, and the California Smoker's Helpline have developed an educational web-based program for health care providers nationally.
- Tobacco Cessation Counseling: A Protocol for Pharmacists American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists & the National Pharmacy Partnership for Tobacco Cessation offers online tobacco cessation training for pharmacists and other clinicians. Access is not restricted and participants may earn free creditsBrief Intervention Protocol for Assisting Patients with Tobacco Cessation - ASHP commentary on Pharmacists as tobacco interventionists
- Counseling Points - Treating Tobacco Dependence in Persons with Mental Illness. The Counseling Points program Breaking Barriers and Implementing Change is designed to build nurses' knowledge of tobacco dependence interventions and the issues around integrating these interventions into clinical practice, with attention to the integral role that nurses play in lowering the rates of tobacco use and promoting health in persons with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The Significance of Tobacco Dependence in Persons with Mental Illness is part 1 of the 3-part series. Published and mailed to American Psychiatric Nurses Association members in July 2010, this training is now available for a small fee to non-members online!
Rx for Change and the other Rx online series (psychiatry, wellness) is available for free via its website on http://rxforchange.ucsf.edu where registered users are free to download the curriculum, trigger tapes, handouts, and brief videos
Click here to access this publication as a pdf online, complete the post-test and evaluation, and print your certificate.
- Behavioral Health Care Provider and Peer Consumer training - The Behavioral Health and Wellness Program (BHWP) conducts training and education for healthcare providers (primary care, behavioral health, and psychiatry residents) and Peer Consumers (people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders) regarding wellness initiatives for persons with behavioral health issues. Multiple training curricula have been developed to address the role of wellness in recovery, integrating wellness into behavioral health treatment, and the unique needs of this population. For more information on the provider training or the Peer-to-Peer training, please contact: Mandy Graves May, MPH Director of Training and Outreach (303) 724-3713 or visit http://bhwellness.org
- Provider Training and Resources from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), Tobacco Independence: Freedom from a deadly addiction
- Click here for a list of upcoming tobacco-related webinars and conferences.
- www.ucanquit2.org for the military and VA
- The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking Online
- ASPIRE (online tool for youth)
- More Online cessation programs...
For specific information on mental health and smoking cessation, visit our Behavioral Health Resources page.
All materials are available for download. Please contact us if you have any questions about any of these documents.
- American Lung Association released their 5th Annual Report, "Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage". This report provides an overview of smoking cessation services and treatments offered in each state by Medicaid, state employee plans, and private insurance. It also discusses past and future federal government actions to help smokers quit and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. You can download the report and check out additional materials at www.lung.org/helpingsmokersquit.
- Public Health Service Guideline - Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update includes new, effective clinical treatments for tobacco dependence and the latest information to help people quit smoking visit www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco/ for free provider and patient materials.
- Partnership for Prevention ® and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - have developed Healthcare Provider Reminder Systems, Provider Education, and Patient Education: Working with Healthcare Delivery Systems to Improve the Delivery of Tobacco-Use Treatment to Patients?An Action Guide . This evidence-based tool is for public health practitioners, healthcare providers, and others interested in increasing delivery of tobacco-use treatment in clinical settings. Links to tools and resources, tips for implementation and overcoming potential obstacles, suggested resource needs, and questions and potential data sources for evaluation planning are also included. Visit http://www.prevent.org/Worksite-Health/Investing-in-Health-Workplace-Guide.aspx to download or order this tool.
- Relapse Smoker Protocol - What to do with a smoker who is ready to try again
- Diabetes and Tobacco Fact Sheet for Providers
- Do You CAARD? Provider Cessation Toolkit - California diabetes educator campaign and provider kit to help promote cessation and the Ask Advise Refer model.
- Ask Advise Refer Provider Poster
- The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program helps communities create solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their own communities, focusing on specific factors that we known affect health, such as education and income. Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, the County Health Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what’s making people sick or healthy. The County Health Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborates with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to bring this groundbreaking program to cities, counties and states across the nation.
- SCLC: Pharmacologic Product Guide: FDA-approved medications, Rx for Change, 2013
- 1 800 QUIT NOW Patient Poster
- The Myth about NRT
- SCLC: Drug Interactions with Tobacco Smoke, Rx for Change, 2013
- Where are we Now? Baseline Data Posters for Mental Health
- The Tobacco Epidemic Among People with Behavioral Health Disorders - Facts and Resources, SCLC, 2013
- Medicaid Fact Sheet Survey
- ACS: The Truth about kids and smoking
- ASPIRE pilot as part of tobacco outreach education project
- ASPIRE poster for teens
- ASPIRE poster for adults
- Smokefree.gov: Smoking in your state
Once SCLC established itself as a credible source of technical assistance, callers and web visitors began inquiring about speakers, presenters, and experts that might participate in their various conferences and events. SCLC has gradually developed a lengthy list of possible presenters, including our own staff, and frequently provided names as well as topics. For inquiries and availability contact the SCLC at email@example.com .