November is here!

One of the best parts of this month is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16, 2023! Consider making it your quit date and enjoy the social support! 

Also, visit the Kick It California website to get ready to make November 16, 2023 Day One of your smoke-free life!

About the California Center for Tobacco Cessation

As the California Center for Tobacco Cessation, the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) provides training and technical assistance in support of the tobacco endgame movement. We aim to engage and build the capacity of organizations, clinicians, community stakeholders, and CTCP-funded projects to advocate for and put into effect tobacco-use assessments and cessation services within their communities and systems.

  • What we do:
    • Support behavioral health sites to be tobacco-free and to connect to cessation services and treatment
    • Provide educational materials promoting tobacco cessation
    • Provide tobacco cessation training with Continuing Education Units to improve local tobacco cessation capacity
    • Improve access to cessation services through technical assistance
    • Develop strategic partnerships to reduce barriers to cessation treatment
  • Who we help:
    • CTCP-Funded Projects
    • Public Health Professionals
    • Health Care and Behavioral Health Providers


Events & Opportunities

Resources from our partners at Kick It California include:

Aug. 17: "Access to Tobacco Treatment for the Justice-Involved, Part 3: Programming Innovation and Operations

Thursday, August 17, 2023 10:00am PDT (60 minutes) Read more and register

Collection E

  • The UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center is pleased to offer this special collection of select past webinars. This Collection includes eleven (11) webinars presented throughout 2022 at a special price for a limited time. Topics include treating effective partnerships to treat tobacco addiction, tobacco use in the LGBTQ+ community, environmental health and advocacy, tobacco use among race and ethnic populations, pharmacists' prescribing, advancing equitable tobacco outcomes, and novel tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Use code CADPH23 (or SAMHSA23 if you are outside of California) to waive the registration fee. Register

This is a comprehensive tobacco cessation training program that equips health professional students and practicing clinicians, of all disciplines, with evidence-based knowledge and skills for assisting patients with quitting. Thanks to support from the California Department of Tobacco Policy and Prevention, a certificate of completion and 4.0 CMEs will be provided at no charge for those who complete this 4-hour series.

Register here:[email protected]=-1&

  • Kick It CA created a 13-minute video training for healthcare providers to support AB 541 implementation. Watch "Tobacco and Mental Health"

California Tobacco Control Program Issues a New Funding Opportunity Alert

  • Opening July 13 and closing September 12, 2023, this RFA seeks to fund up to six (6) local projects for a period of 15 months.This RFA requires awardees to work on local policy objectives that would make the greatest impact on the population’s health and the environment and to engage people living in rural communities in these efforts. Awardees will implement a prescribed Scope of Work (SOW), which includes community education, capacity building, community organizing, and coordination and collaboration activities. Read more about Funding Opportunity Alert for RFA #23-10060 Empowering Rural Communities to End the Tobacco Epidemic

Are you interested in addressing tobacco cessation in the behavioral health population? Would you like to bring a dynamic and interactive training to your county and learn how behavioral health facilities near you can go tobacco-free? How about hosting the next Behavioral Health Regional Training in your community?!

If you are interested in hosting this free training that CTCP is offering to your community, please fill out this brief survey.

The purpose of this training is to aid CTCP-funded projects, local tobacco control coalitions, staff of County Mental Health, and Alcohol and Drug Departments, and behavioral health facility administrators and providers on the special cessation needs and opportunities among persons with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders.

The training is designed to: (1) advance smoke free policies within mental health facilities; (2) make system changes in the treatment of nicotine dependence within the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields; and (3) create successful working partnerships between county-level tobacco control and mental health programs to achieve sustainable outcomes.

Your role and responsibilities: Participate in event planning calls, identify a department head or health care provider for opening remarks and actively promote this event to your target audience.

For more information, please contact Jessica Safier of SCLC at [email protected]

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