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Links

Many national and local resources are available to help practitioners improve their skills for working with smokers and find resources for patients.

Resources for Tobacco Users

MakeSmokingHistory.org
The official site of the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program  (MTCP) offers expert articles and information about quitting smoking. It also serves as a resource for smokers who are interested in quitting.

American Cancer Society
Supplies data, publications, and other information about prevention and treatment of cancer for consumers and practitioners.

American Lung Association
Provides provides a variety of educational materials for consumers and practitioners.

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.

Guidelines

Agency for Health care Research and Quality
The Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence can be found on this website. In addition to the full manuscript, clinician guides and consumer guides are also available.

The Guide to Community Preventive Services: Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
Outlines selected population-based interventions that research has shown to be effective in increasing tobacco cessation (CDC, 2000).

Provider Training Resources

The Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training of the University of Massachusetts Medical School offers evidence-based information, clinical services, training, and professional education programs for the prevention and treatment of nicotine dependence.

The Tobacco Addiction Prevention and Education (TAPE) program at the Institute for Health and Recovery provides services to programs funded through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS). Use of QuitWorks is available through the BSAS-funded training contractor for tobacco training and assistance.  For more information, substance abuse providers may contact tape@healthrecovery.org

Online CME @ the University of Wisconsin
Offers a free one-hour web-based training program for continuing medical education credit that provides health care providers with basic instruction on treating tobacco users.

National Cancer Institute - http://www.tobaccofreepatients.com/ and http://www.tobaccocme.com/
Offer free continuing education programs for health professionals in providing efficient and effective tobacco interventions. Continuing medical education credits available.

Information for Providers and Systems

CDC's Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS)
Contains links to research data, Surgeon General Reports and information to use with patients. The patient information is in the public domain and can be copied and distributed to patients.

The Cochrane Library
The best single source of reliable information on the effects of health care interventions.

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit.

 

QuitWorks provides links to other websites that are not under its control. These links are provided for reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by QuitWorks nor a guarantee regarding the quality of information found on the linked websites.

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