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Tobacco Cessation Toolkit: Guidelines and Clinical Resources

Tobacco Dependence Treatment Toolkit

The American College of Chest Physicians provides Tobacco Dependence Treatment Toolkit with free lifetime access with registration.  Tool Kit provides a practical approach to treating tobacco dependence effectively. The Tool Kit approaches tobacco dependence as a severe chronic illness, such as asthma, with exacerbations and remissions, and is based on the premise that chest physicians must be as actively and professionally engaged in treating tobacco dependence as they are with asthma. Effective tools, treatment algorithms, and strategies to obtain compensation for tobacco-dependence treatment services are provided.

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Clinical Guidelines for Prescribing Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Cessation

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality provides simplified evidence-based guidelines for tobacco cessation in a question and answer format. In addition, it provides a free PowerPoint presentation on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence as well as useful forms that guide patients into creating their own personalized quit plan. 

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Smoking and Tobacco Use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a wealth of information regarding nearly all aspects of tobacco cessation.  Their website includes up-to-date guidelines, quit lines, cessation insurance coverage guides, quality measures, general health systems change, statistics, journal articles, and fact sheets.  To assist in educating the public, it also provides sharable educational videos, podcasts, infographics, reports, and guidance documents.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Tobacco Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration through its Center for Tobacco Products provides an array of resources regarding available tobacco products and the rules and regulations surrounding them.  It also offers guidance for getting products approved, current news related to tobacco products, information about new research, and public health education material.

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Surgeon General

The Surgeon General via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a website that includes its current and past reports related to tobacco. The most recent report was released in January 2016 which represented the use of E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults. It also contains useful education material such as fact sheets and podcasts.

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RX for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation

This is a comprehensive, turn-key, tobacco cessation training program that equips health professional students and licensed clinicians with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills for assisting patients with quitting. The program is based on principles set forth in the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. The Rx for Change materials can be used in the classroom, for students in the health professions, or as training for licensed clinicians. Currently, the following versions are available: (1) the 5 A’s, (2) Ask-Advise-Refer, (2) Psychiatry, (4) Cancer Care Providers, (5) Mental Health Peer Counselors, and (6) Surgical Providers. The materials are openly shared with others at no cost; however, all persons who receive any component of the Rx for Change program must complete an online registration process which includes acceptance of our End-User Licensing Agreement. Rx for Change can be used only for non-commercial teaching and research purposes and cannot be used for profit.

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