Cessation

Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program
American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP's tobacco cessation program, "Ask and Act," encourages family physicians to ask all patients about tobacco use, then to act to help them quit.

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EX: Re-Learn Life without Cigarettes
American Legacy Foundation and the Mayo Clinic. This program helps smokers to create a personalized cessation program, which targets the physical, psychological, behavioral and spiritual aspects of addiction. The website also features a Resource Center and an online community for EX members to share their experiences.

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Healthcare Provider Reminder Systems, Provider Education, and Patient Education
Partnership for Prevention and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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.

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Helping Young Smokers Quit: Identifying Best Practices for Tobacco Cessation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Helping Young Smokers Quit is a national program that addresses the critical need to disseminate effective, developmentally appropriate cessation programs for adolescent smokers. The HYSQ initiative works to fill a gap in knowledge about the numbers and distribution of youth cessation programs, as well as the types of treatment approaches and program components that are offered across the U.S. It aims to identify effective program models and promising directions for future research.

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How to Quit – Useful Resources to Quit Smoking
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health (CDC-OSH). This website provides a resource list of pamphlets, fact sheets, and publications on smoking cessation including: “You can quit smoking”, “Quit Tips”, “I Quit!: What to do when you’re sick of smoking, chewing, or dipping.” The site also includes references for other websites to help quit smoking.

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Making the Business Case for Smoking Cessation
America’s Health Insurance Plans. This site presents the business case for smoking cessation. There is a Return on Investment (ROI) calculator that allows health insurance plans and employers to estimate the return on investment to coverage, promotion, and encouragement of smoking cessation. This website is designed primarily for use by health insurance plans. However employers, purchasers, and health benefits managers can also gain valuable insight into the economic advantages of a range of smoking cessation programs.

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Multi-State Collaborative for Health Systems Change
The Collaborative is a community of practice comprised of tobacco control programs working to facilitate sustainable changes in health care systems within our states and nationally in order to reduce tobacco use and prevalence.

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National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative
The National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (NTCC) was formed in June 2005 to improve the public's health by increasing successful cessation among tobacco users in the U.S. and Canada through collaborative efforts of committed organizations. The NTCC is dedicated to providing the best available information on tobacco cessation. The information on the NTCC website includes: a bibliography of cessation research and presentations with links; tools geared toward clinicians, employers, insurers, and state Medicaid programs; and links to tobacco cessation programs and services. NTCC News, the monthly newsletter of the NTCC, provides the latest updates on tobacco cessation research, news, and activities.

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North American Quitline Consortium: Promoting Evidence Based Quitline Services
The North American Quitline Consortium is a member-based organization whose mission is to increase access to smoking quitlines. It seeks to increase the availability and effectiveness of quitline services and maximize collaboration among the professionals that provide the services. The website provides access to a quitline locator map, an electronic newsletter, training and technical assistance, research and evaluation of quitlines, and best practices for organizations.

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Smokefree.gov
National Cancer Institute, Tobacco Control Research Branch. Smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.

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Smoking Cessation Leadership Network
University of California, San Francisco. The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit through partnerships with a variety of groups and institutions. The SCLC’s website offers many resources, including a free, downloadable catalogue of no-cost and low-cost cessation tools to use in helping smokers quit.

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State Tobacco Cessation Coverage Database
American Lung Association. This resource contains information on Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation treatment, state employee health plan coverage, insurance mandates for cessation, quitlines, and ALA programs for each state. These data include details of coverage, such as barriers to accessing treatment, as well as the sources for each data point. A customizable search option allows users to search for states that cover any combination of treatments. The database is updated continuously with the most current information.

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Tobacco Cessation Leadership Network
The Tobacco Cessation Leadership Network’s mission is to help increase the capacity in every state to establish effective, sustainable, and affordable cessation services. They seek to do this by linking state and national cessation leaders to share information, resources, and strategies. At the website, users can retrieve existing information and tools for implementing comprehensive tobacco cessation initiatives, access new implementation resources and tools developed through the Network and partners as they emerge, and tune into discussions about implementation issues through conference calls, online postings, and email exchanges. The Bringing Everyone Along project offers resources to help professionals adapt tobacco cessation treatment services to smokers with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders.

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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General. The "Clinical Practice Guideline" is the most detailed review of strategies for patients, providers, and healthcare systems on interventions to increase smoking cessation/control programs. It provides evidence-based recommendations regarding clinical and systems interventions that will increase the likelihood of successful quitting. It was written to be relevant to all tobacco users – those using cigarettes as well as other forms of tobacco.

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Last updated 1/18/13